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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 04:06 AM   21
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Another one to reassure you here. When my daughter was 5 months she still had clenched fists and wasn't batting on the play gym etc. I remember spending half the day on Google looking for 5 month old babies to see if they had clenched fists ...and hardly any did. My daughter also was arching her back a lot so I was convinced she had cerabal palsy. I was worried sick and drove my family insane for months. She was still clenching at 7 months. Anyway, she is now 4 and half and definitely doesn't have cerabal palsy or anything else wrong for that matter. She's a healthy, busy little girl so try not to worry. Easier said than done I know x
Thanks for sharing this. Our little man has started to open his hands a bit and accidentally bat at things. Sometimes looks like he was meant too. Progress is slow though. I am talking b12 supplement as the paediatrician says deficient in b12 can cause slow development. As we didn't have the blood test we don't know. I am trying not to think about the blood test although doctor is still keen grrrr.

Next week we will have the physio session so it would be good to see what she thinks eh.

I read even though there is no brain damage that still can have cp. Is this true?



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 07:21 AM   22
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I think to have CP there has to be some sort of brain abnormality - whether a tiny area of damage would be visible without a full MRI of the head, I don't know. But I believe that some kids with very small areas of damage can have severe CP and some with a disastrous brain scan can have really mild CP, so there's no saying how it affects each individual.

As long as your son is starting to make progress and continues to develop, I'd try not to get too bogged down in technicalities - ridiculous coming from me, I know, as someone who feared her daughter had CP for around 2 years ...

Hang in there for that physio appointment. It will be really helpful - they will be able to assess his muscle tone and range of motion and give you a good idea if there is some sort of neurological thing going on. Hope you will update again!



 
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Old Aug 17th, 2017, 04:06 AM   23
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Baby physio came and gave us some exercises. Tummy time 10 minutes both sides 10 times. Bare foot play and get him to hold our fingers to stretched out his thumbs. Not sure how much she cost but not sure how long it will take to see improvement. Our problem also is that he cat naps so only in the mornings is he willing to do the exercises not throughout the day.

She is coming back in two weeks time but unless he does the exercises long enough doubt we see any changes eh?

He is too young to sleep train so what do I do? If he doesn't get a bit better in one week probably delay the next visit eh?

What you ladies think?



 
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Old Aug 17th, 2017, 08:34 AM   24
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I have a mild version of CP affecting the right side. Basically, I have limited fine motor movements in my hand and foot, and they are a bit smaller than the left. My right leg is also a bit shorter. Many years ago I had an MRI and it was actually noted that half of my brain is marginally smaller as well, and that has been attributed to my CP.

Cerebral palsy is brain damage. The more severe the brain damage, the more severe the CP.

The "good" thing about it is that it does not worsen over time, and it can be very mild. Also, it's not mental retardation. It's not necessarily a life sentence. As we are born with it, we learn to compensate. There are a lot of great strategies to work the affected hand from very young. I was in physio therapy as a young child.



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Old Aug 18th, 2017, 03:45 AM   25
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Adrie thanks for sharing your story. Still hoping that ds will catch up his development soon. We will see



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2017, 00:19 AM   26
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Just an update bub is using hands well and no longer in a clenched position. He is almost 6 months now and grabbing everything. If anyone ever have this problem at 4 months Try not to worry too soon!



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2017, 02:37 AM   27
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Hehe, I'm so glad to hear it! Good for him.

Mine is heading for 4 months and already grabbing stuff so I am determined not to worry this time, but your story just goes to show that even when it looks really concerning it can still turn out to be absolutely nothing. Hooray!



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2017, 03:57 AM   28
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Great news!



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2017, 13:39 PM   29
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That's great news!



 
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