As promised, this and other succeeding posts will be about Cerebral Palsy and how it affects Josh's life. Previous posts have portrayed the difficulties of a caretaker (we haven't even begun talking about the good) and I neglected to include what Josh's life is like. How rude of me! I mean he's the one who deals with CP all day every day for the last 25+ years. It's easy for me to step away from the craziness of a caretaker; not so easy for Josh to "forget" his body works against him, but I digress.
The post below is taken from Joshua's old blog, where he and his nurse attempted to talk about more of Josh and CP. [Blocked] texts have been added in presently.
My advice for others dealing with cerebral palsy is to exhaust your resources. Try everything there is to do: therapy, specialists, etc. Ask questions and reach out to people. Sending strangers an email is better than feeling lost in the dark. With therapy and hard work and some new educational methods, the quality of life for individuals can improve greatly. That’s what we are here to talk about today.
Don't give up! There is HOPE!