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dd4 had a stroke at birth

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melmo26 Fri 28-Jun-13 22:28:15

Hi I'm new to all this but have been reading these for years.
We had our 4th daughter 14 weeks ago and unfortunately when she was born she suffered a stroke. We have been told to expect her to have cerebral palsy and learning difficulties to name a few. We don't care what she in the future but were looking for some info or advice on what we can expect
Thanks to anyone who helps

mymatemax Sat 13-Jul-13 22:08:17

Spastic or spasticity is really another word for stiff or tightness often spasticity is often worse on movement.
There are varying degrees of spasticity, my son has mild spastic diplegia so his legs are stiff, particularly his ankles & knees or rather the muscles around the joints which means the tendons tighten up.
His upper body is all a bit floppy & he has underlying low muscle tone.
What I am saying is that even with a dx CP there is a huge mix bag & no two children will be effected in the same way

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