I can totally relate. I also had my 10 yr old daughter at the young
age of 17 so I really was clueless about cp. I went out and read
every book I could find on cp and I have learned day by day. My
daughter Ariel does not speak also but I know she understands alot.
She cannot walk so she has a wheelchair. I hoping someday she might
be able to use a walker like your daughter Avory. I dont always get
a chance to check the boards as much as I would like but I would
very much like to get to know you also.
-- In cerebralpalsyclub@y..., "jillnsteves" <JillnSteveS@a...> wrote:
> Hi everyone. My name is Jill and I am the proud mother of two
> beautiful girls Avory and Maeson.My oldest(Avory)who just turned 8
> Aril 1st,was diagnosed with CP at the age of 1 and recently has
> diagnosed with Autism to go along with it. I had Avory 3 months
> at the age of 17. I was young so was not clued in to CP and that
> could possibly have it. So when I took her to a neurologist a
> over a year later I was not prepared for the diagnosis he gave me.
> guess the doctors and nurses just assumed I would know that CP was
> possible from such an early birth. Anyway, Avory is doing very
> now she's in 2nd grade. She walks in a walker for short distances
> other than that she uses a wheelchair to get around in public. She
> can't talk but she understands everything. She's a huge Alan
> fan. My husband and I just took her to see him in March. She went
> nuts over that. Well, I wanted to tell everyone a little bit about
> situation and look forward to getting to know all of you and your