I appreciate any advice you could share with me so I can be a blessing to my friend. This friend has a child that is developmentally delayed with gross motor skills by several months (torso muscles underdeveloped) so they are having an MRI to look for brain damage I believe.
There seems to be indication that CP may be what is going on. I don't know if that is found by an MRI or not. Is that how CP is officially determined?
My heart just aches for my friend, but I don't want to say anything stupid while trying to be a comfort. I believe that this baby is perfect, whether or not CP is found, but I know this is a blow emotionally and mentally. No parent wants there to be hurdles for their child. How can I say I'm so sorry this is happening but in no way insinuate I think the child is somehow "less" for this challenge? What words brought you comfort and what were things said you really wish people hadn't said?
you can find it by an mri----just be there---let her know that you will be there always for her. tell her you will pray for her no matter what. i would keep going mention the cp as a blessing and the child as an angel because taht is what she is.---as for the child when she gets older----treat her as you would anyone else---she will want to be like every one else--not different.
That's right, I am a parent of a child with CP. She is 16 and is such a blessing to everyone.Just let your friend know you are there for her and that she can raise a child with a disability. It starts with unconditional love for a child and a friend like you to be there day or night. You both will be fine!