Wednesday, August 29, 2007

It Could Be Worse.....

That is what I told myself all the way back from seeing the neurologist with Taylor. Yes, my son does have cerebral palsy - but it is one of the types that I would want him to be diagnosed with if he was going to have it. Taylor has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, and after reading up on it on the Internet, I feel much better.

It turns out it is very common for preemies to have this battle, because of the bleeding on the brain they sometimes have at birth. The good news is it is "fixable". We have an appointment next month to see the physical therapist at Texas Childrens and from there, we'll wait and see. The doctor said Taylor will most likely have to wear braces on his legs for a period of time and they may even do botox shots. I looked that up as well and was shocked to see how they have been using this cosmetic drug in cerebral palsy patients and seeing results!!

The neurologist told me how special Taylor was to have been so very early and gone through what he has to be here. I had goosebumps all over when he mentioned Taylor must have had an angel looking out for him because most children born at that age have severe mental/physical problems.

I will keep you informed about Taylor's journey ~ Thanks to you all for the prayers, wishes, hugs, and smiles.

6 comments:

min said...

So glad Taylor's path will be easier than it might have been. (and yours).
Both your babies are just little sacks of miracles. It's nice seeing which one is going to drift out next.

Chaos Control said...

What a relief! I'm glad to hear the news was so positive ...

my minivan is faster than yours said...

I can handle our own preemie issues (knock on wood they're not major ones), but hearing yours breaks my heart.

I've been thinking about Taylor since you gave me a quick glimpse into your preemie world.

PLEASE keep us updated. Hugs to both your muppets :)

Margaret said...

So in my prayers!!! All of you.

Phoenix said...

Oh I'm so glad he's got a treatable version. Physical therapy is fun for kids, it will seem like playtime for him.

I'm sure he has an angle looking after him.

Hol&J said...

I'm so thankful for Taylor and for you! We're still praying for you all.