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Posted by Karen Christensen on December 04, 2000 at 13:43:22:

In Reply to: IS ANYONE CONSIDERING HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT FOR CP ?? posted by Karen Imperati on September 20, 2000 at 17:52:18:

: I HAVE A 8 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER THAT HAS SPASTIC QUADRIPLEGIA AND I HAVE HEARD
: AND AM RESEARCHING ABOUT HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT BEING BENEFICIAL FOR
: PEOPLE WITH CP, BUT NOT PROVEN. MY HUSBAND AND I SPLIT ON THE DECISION AND I DON'T
: KNOW HOW YOU CAN COMPROMISE ON SOMETHING THIS IMPORTANT. I UNDERSTAND HIS
: CONCERNS AND I AM SCARED TOO. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM HERE. EVER
: SINCE WE FOUND OUT OUR DAUGHTER HAS CP, I FEEL LIKE AN EMOTIONAL RECK. I DON'T
: WANT A STONE UNTURNED, BUT SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW IF I AM COMING OR GOING. OUR
: DAUGHTER IS RECEIVING PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WHEN SHE ALLOWS IT.(
: BECAUSE MOST OF THE TIME SHE DOESNT WANT TO BE PUT DOWN-SHE CRIES.) IS THERE
: ANYBODY WHO FEELS THE SAME WAY AND HAS COME TO A DECISION ABOUT "HBOT"?
: THANK YOU, KAREN

Karen: I have twins with CP so I know what you are going through. It takes along time to accept and adjust your life - dreams that you had for your child. The person with CP that answered you was very insensitive and that made me cry. Yes, you do have to accept it but never quit looking and searching for answers. You will learn to much from this child and from the people you will be associated with through her life. I know nothing about HB treatment and am trying to learn more about it - hence - i ran into your message!! My girls are 13 years old now so I have done and seen about everything!! I would love to talk to you and help and support you in anyway I can. Please e-mail me!!

Karen Christensen

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