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Missi – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Missi – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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He was about two-and-a-half years-old. I'm a pretty determined person, and so I would just put him up on a little walker and I would just walk his legs, and walk his legs and walk his legs. And, he got to so he could do that pretty much on his ow... Show More

He was about two-and-a-half years-old. I'm a pretty determined person, and so I would just put him up on a little walker and I would just walk his legs, and walk his legs and walk his legs. And, he got to so he could do that pretty much on his own, you know, and, since he wasn't up on his legs all the time, when he went through a growth spurt, he was collapsing and not able to walk with his walker any more, and it was kind of discouraging for me. At that point, our, the physical therapist that we had at that time kind of gave up on him, and that was a discouragement to me. But, kind of out of character for myself, I asked to change physical therapists. So anyways, we switched to a new therapist, and she had a student working with her, who was just gung-ho. And so, they did electrical muscle stimulation with him, and within a couple week period of one person giving up on him, he was back up and walking with his walker again, and things were moving on. And, I thought, at that time I thought, you know what, you have to advocate for your kid; you want to be realistic, but you also have to advocate for your kid.

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Missi – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Son injured in 2001 at age 8 months, paraplegic
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He was about two-and-a-half years-old. I'm a pretty determined person, and so I would just put him up on a little walker and I would just walk his legs, and walk his legs and walk his legs. And, he got to so he could do that pretty much on his own, you know, and, since he wasn't up on his legs all the time, when he went through a growth spurt, he was collapsing and not able to walk with his walker any more, and it was kind of discouraging for me. At that point, our, the physical therapist that we had at that time kind of gave up on him, and that was a discouragement to me. But, kind of out of character for myself, I asked to change physical therapists. So anyways, we switched to a new therapist, and she had a student working with her, who was just gung-ho. And so, they did electrical muscle stimulation with him, and within a couple week period of one person giving up on him, he was back up and walking with his walker again, and things were moving on. And, I thought, at that time I thought, you know what, you have to advocate for your kid; you want to be realistic, but you also have to advocate for your kid.

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