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Hi Cassie,

Nice to meet you and welcome. There are alot of people on here of all ages that are very knowledgeable. I have a son with CP and am still learning. My son is 8 doesn't walk or talk, CP has mainly effected his legs and his fine motor skills. We are getting ready to try botox again in his legs. If this doesn't work this time we may attempt hampstring lenghening. Do you have any advise? Good luck and God Bless!
Hi, I had the Botox injections when I was little also. I was real young so I really don't remember how much they seemed to help but I know my parents and doctors and PT's thought that it did help my muscles not to be as tight. I also had surgery in June 1992 with my hamstrings. I was about 9 or 10. I think it helped me some as far as being able to move around better and maybe to transfer a little better. It also helped me to be able to spread my legs a little more I think. I still have trouble transferring into high up vehicles but I manage the best I can. I can not afford a handicapped vehicle right now but I am checking into driving and hadicapped vehicle, etc. Does your son go to a public school or a special school for handicapped people? I was blessed I went to a public school. I don't think anyone ever gave me a hard time except in high school but I just did not worry about what people thought of me because nobody knows what someone else is going through until they have walked in their shoes so to speak. Does your son have Physical Therapy? Does he have to wear leg braces? I had physical therapy in elementrary school and some in middle school. I used a walker when I was little some and I used to have to wear leg braces on both my legs when I would use my walker and at night when I was younger. Well, I wish you and your son the best. I hope whatever he has to do works out for him. Please keep me updated on how he is doing. Have a good week! Take Care. Cassie
[QUOTE=x3lewisgina;3126703]Hi Cassie,

Nice to meet you and welcome. There are alot of people on here of all ages that are very knowledgeable. I have a son with CP and am still learning. My son is 8 doesn't walk or talk, CP has mainly effected his legs and his fine motor skills. We are getting ready to try botox again in his legs. If this doesn't work this time we may attempt hampstring lenghening. Do you have any advise? Good luck and God Bless!

Hi I replied to your message the other day. I think I just did not post it right. I am sorry I am still trying to learn about things on this discussion board. I think my reply to you is #3. I hope you have a great weekend! I hope to talk to you again soon. Take Care Cassie:)