Greetings to all,
first of all, I am really glad to find this type of site...With a hope that I will get some help.
My friend have given a birth to a baby girl. Right now she is just 2 months old. Doctor has said she is suffering from cerebral palsy, but they are not much aware upto what extent brain has been damage.
About the baby, she had not cried since her birth. She is not responding to any emotions. Her weight has not been increased since birth and as well height. She has opened her eyes and have some movement of legs and hands. She is not taking enough of milk.
I am really very concern of my friend and her baby, so really seeking a help from you people. I dont know about the medicine which is she continuing but can ask for if required.
I really want to know is there any excerise or any medicine which can help her to grow. Or any guide which can help.
Hi, im very sorry to here about your friends baby. Im a mother of a 11 year old boy who has cp. I did not find out till he was 4 months old. He too was put on medication (phenobarbitol) this was to help control seizure activity. When my son was on this med he was very much out of it. He slept very often and didn't move a lot. Maybe her meds are too strong for her. Hopefully she will outgrow them as she gets older and will not need them as my son has. She needs to get her baby in physical therapy right away. The sooner the better! This will help with her muscle tone etc. There are different forms of cp. Do you know what kind she has? My son is totally dependent on me. He is in a wheel chair, and cannot sit up on his own. He is able to roll around on the floor. My son stopped eating well when he was around 5 years old. He was very skinny and we had opt to get him a feeding tube. Which your friend may have to do with her baby if she will not eat. Im not saying the road ahead is going to be easy for your friend. Takeing care of a special needs child is very demanding and tiresome. But these children are very special and have such unconditional love. I hope this will help your friend in some way. If you have any questions im more than willing to help if I can. Finding out your baby has cp is very scary for parents. I always try to remember that god won't give you anything you cannot handle!
you all will be in my prayers.