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Saturday, February 28, 2009

MRI Results

Keith received 3 diagnoses from his MRI. They are as follows:

#1. Developmental delays (we knew that)
#2. Prematurity (Keith was a twin and was born at 35 weeks, again we knew that)
#3. Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy - read here and here for more information. This we didn't know. We were told that he had CP when we were preparing to adopt him, but when he didn't show any signs of spastic CP - which is the most common form of CP - we assumed that this was incorrect. Keith doesn't seem to have a very severe form of hypotonic CP, as he is very mobile and can hold his head up. I am hopeful that he will continue progressing and now that we have an actual diagnosis, we can proceed to address it and help him more.

Tonight I held Keith after he fell asleep. It was such a sweet moment as Keith hasn't ever fallen asleep in my arms before. I am so honored to be his Mama and I hope that I can give him all that he needs.


Tami said...

So glad you were able to get some information from the MRI...even if it was a bit of a surprise. Knowing is half the you'll be able to help him in every way possible. ;>)

MoonDog said...

well now that you know what you are up against you can help him. oh the wonders of a child asleep in your arms, I miss that. Even now when Maia or Ethan falls asleep in my lap I hate to move them.

RML said...

Very happy for you that you were able to get some accurate medical information finally. He is such a cutie.

MamaPoRuski said...

I hope you are relieved to have some firm answer! Praying for wisdom and strength for you! God Bless!

Diana said...

I, too, am glad you finally have some answers! I know how overwhelming it can be to get news such as this that you weren't expecting. But, at least you know now what you're dealing with and can forge ahead in helping him. As I've mentioned before, our older son also has CP, but his is spastic. We've had pretty good luck with Shriner's Hopsital in treating it. They see a lot of kids with CP - and all their services and treatments and stuff there are f*r*e*e of charge. If you have one close to you (as within a few hours drive), they're definately worth looking into.

What a blessing for your little one to fall asleep in your arms. It's something that I took for granted before we adopted our boys. My little one has fallen asleep in my arms a few times, but not very often. It's a sweet feeling when it does happen, though.

Courtney said...

Yay for a diagnosis! Now hopefully you'll be able to target his therapy in ways he needs. One more step in the process of progress! :)

Christine said...

It's nice to get answers. Now you just have to do the research. ;)

Your children are beautiful.