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Posted by Pattijean on September 16, 2000 at 10:33:19:

In Reply to: Re: diaphram paralysis(phrenic nerve damage) posted by Lesa on September 15, 2000 at 12:42:08:

: Hello again. Erb's palsy is the name given to the nerve damage he has to his hand, arm. He also could not move his arm after birth.This was clearly a result of Doctor error. Tim was stuck on my pelvis and the docs pulled him to get him out.They say some nerve damage can get better, they regenerate 1millimeter a day, dont give up hope, but ask the docs about erbs palsy. Have a occupational therapist& neurologist take a look at your granddaughter. It sounds like she might have what Tim has. They will probably recommend OT. to help keep her arm limber.(They wanted us to wait 10 days to start any therapy on Tim to let the nerve swelling go down incase of any futher damage) Tim did need surgery to help his arm. We are from the Boston area(Worcester county). Tim is breathin ok, but the damage is still there. That is why they want to do surgery for the diaphram.Dont give up on your kids either, we were the same way when Tim was in the NICU.They will come around when they know their baby is ok. We could not hold our baby for 5 days, so we were very devistated!www.erbspalsy.org
Thank you Lesa for the info. I really appreciate it and hope all will be well with your little one. Could I ask you one ques. Did you sue the Doctor because it surely does seem like Dr.error.I know it does not compensate for what you went through but it does hold someone accountible Good luck with Timmy and God Bless Patti

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