Hereditary spastic paraplegia is a general term for an expanding group of rare genetic disorders characterized by slowly progressive weakness (paraplegia) and increased muscle tone and stiffness (spasticity) of leg muscles. Other symptoms can occur in the pure subtypes including bladder dysfunction or abnormal sensations in the lower legs or feet. HSP is classified as “complex” or “complicated” if additional symptoms are present such as an inability to coordinate voluntary movements (ataxia),… Read More
Brent started off his day today not feeling good. He has been very quite. As the day went on, his Aide came today also and he cheered up some. We have a new Aide and she is doing a wonderful job with him. She is a very sweet lady and has fit in with our family great. We were happy to get a few hours in to do whatever we wanted while… Read More
It has been an “OK” day. Brently had surgery 2 weeks ago this past Monday. He had to have a G-tube – (feeding tube) revision because of infection that spread throughout his abdomen due to some complications in changing out the tube. He is home bound for 5 more weeks due to more infection and I can’t risk him getting any worse.
It has been 20 years since I have been out of school and nothing has changed about Special Needs… I will probably make some people upset but ya know, it does hurt to know that special needs children are left out of everything. The only thing they get to look forward to is Special Olympics that happens once a year. There should be more structure and involvement within the school system and… Read More
I ask myself these questions from time to time now. How does one celebrate for one child and still continue to mourn the loss of another child? Can I be still be happy for the one I still have here with me? Will this sadness linger on forever?