Yesterday I took Sarah to the neurologist. He confirmed that she has CP. Actually he seems to think it is worse than we thought. He believes she may have some issues with her hips. We've had an appointment for her to see someone but that is not until August. I don't' think the doctor thinks she will walk independently ever..... I've been coming to that conclusion myself. She has hit such a plateau in all her motor skill areas, this might be as far as she goes. IF she'd been worked with as an infant and toddler, it might have made a difference. But being tied to a bed, didn't help matters.
After talking to her PT today, I do know I'm not agreeing to any type of surgery, it just wouldn't give her much change and it would be at a high price to her. I can't see my Sarah in a body cast (worst case) for months. She doesn't have the understanding & I'm just not sure she could handle it emotionally. She has NO pain from the impairment at all.
The neurologist could see how bonded Sarah and I are and he remarked on that since most kids coming from a mental institution have bonding issues, not my girl:) After Sarah decided he wasn't going to give her a shot, she warmed up to him and played back & to with him.
I'm ok with all of this......we adopted Sarah knowing full well what we were committing to. We'd hoped we could have eye surgery for her, and that was impossible due to her eye's condition. We really hoped she'd walk on her own but.... Nothing changes our love for her. We adopted her where she was and are committed to whatever happens. It's not a big deal for us, and she is a happy girl regardless. She has love now and plenty of food and that's enough for Sarah:) Love my girl!
Well here are some pictures of the property:)