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Posted by Lesa on September 13, 2000 at 16:41:18:

In Reply to: Re: diaphram paralysis(phrenic nerve damage) posted by Paattijean on September 13, 2000 at 08:45:28:

Hi Timmy is our son, the docs want to tack down his diaphram, so that it is not pushing on his lung. They feel that by doing this, it will allow for normal lung growth. The unfortunate thing is, that the diaphram will not ever work on its own. They gave him 18 mo from the time it was reinjured(during surgery for erb's palsy)for it to start working again, but no such luck...Did your granddaughter suffer any other nerve damage? Tim's erbs palsy is a result of his brachial plexus nerve group being injured.His left arm was paralized.Good luck with your new addition, we will keep her in our prayers!

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