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I am afraid
NaTasha House (Ms_nhouse@hotmail.com)
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There is Hope . . .
I have a 19-year old son with cerebral palsy, who is very physically disabled, but is doing quite well (and of course is the light of my life). I remember years ago when he was first diagnosed with seizures at the age of 7 months, I thought my world had ended. I was scared for him, for me, and for my entire family. However, over time you learn to just dive in and do what needs to be done because no matter what, your child is the most precious thing you have. Take advantage of any physical, occupational, and speech therapy you can; search the web, libraries, magazines, etc. to learn all you can -- knowledge is power! And remember that you are NOT alone no matter how alone you may feel at times. One thing that really helped me was finding other parents that were going through the same thing, and who had children who were a little older -- that way you can use their emotional support as well as their experience to help you find your own way for your child and for yourself. Good luck!
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