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Posted by lauri Jensen on July 30, 2000 at 19:47:15:

In Reply to: bowel obstruction + crebral palsy + hyperlordosis posted by Marie on April 09, 2000 at 12:56:47:

: 16 year old girl with C.P. has had 3 surgeries for bowel obstructions. Has anyone ever observed any correlation between these conditions? I don't seem to be getting to many answers. Any information would be appreciated. thanks

I have a 10yr. old son with moderate-severe C.P. He also has some bowel problems. He has been hospitalized during a bout or two but has never had the obstruction surgery. We are encouraged to add as much fiber to his diet as we can. This is very hard because he does have mouth sensory problems and would only drink milk and cola. He has started to drink OJ, but we have not started him on a powdered resource for his constipation.
He loves cooked broccoli(of all things0. He also has epilepsy and some of the medicines will cause constipation and lack of appetite. If your daughter is on a drooling medicine, this will also cause constipation. I hope this helps, to me, if we try to keep the constipation at a min., then he does much better all the way around. He also tends to throw up 1/2x per month and this usually is a first sign(for us) that he is starting to have trouble in that sense.

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