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[QUOTE=angie75]Hi:

My question: if he has mild CP, what am I looking at? I know he won't crawl or walk until later than other kids, but what else should I expect? The waiting is making me a little nutty, and I would really appreciate any information you can give.
Angie[/QUOTE]

As every case of CP is unique, it's difficult to predict exactly; besides words "mild", "moderate" etc. are often used pretty subjectively and all people don't fit neatly into the categories mild/moderate/severe. But one definition of mild CP is that one is able to move independently, needs no help in daily activities and becomes an independent adult. People with mild CP usually don't have many additional disabilities besides mobility impairment, but epilepsy, dyslexia etc. can be present.

I have a mild hemiplegia myself & am able to work in a physically non-demanding job. I've met some other people with a mild CP and they are all able to work. But every CP patient is unique, so in the end you just have to wait and see (sigh).
[QUOTE=Strawberry1]As every case of CP is unique, it's difficult to predict exactly; besides words "mild", "moderate" etc. are often used pretty subjectively and all people don't fit neatly into the categories mild/moderate/severe. But one definition of mild CP is that one is able to move independently, needs no help in daily activities and becomes an independent adult. People with mild CP usually don't have many additional disabilities besides mobility impairment, but epilepsy, dyslexia etc. can be present.

I have a mild hemiplegia myself & am able to work in a physically non-demanding job. I've met some other people with a mild CP and they are all able to work. But every CP patient is unique, so in the end you just have to wait and see (sigh).[/QUOTE]


Any info helps. Waiting is getting really tiresone, as you might expect. As for as epilepsy goes, I have complex partial epilepsy, so Alex is already at a somewhat higher risk for that. It doesn't interfere w/my life too much though. Thanks for your info,

Angie





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