Delayed milestones and brain injury
Q: I have a two and a half year old baby, at birth she did not cry for 30 minutes. Diagnosis :- Birth hypoxia, Delayed Milestone, Spastic Quadriparesis, Cerebral palsy. Current Problem:- Cannot sit, stand or walk, no complete neck holding, crossing of legs during alertness, stiff legs and arms. Mental Ability :- Good recognition, eyesight, listening, alert, holds objects, responds socially, social smile, mentally progressing. From birth ie. feb 2000 to oct 2001, no seizures, suffered focal seizure in oct 2001. From that date she is on GARDINAL 30mg B.D., After that no seizures have occured till date. Presently for last three months she is suffering from fever, which doctors say it is because of her non tolerance of humid season. EEG shows Normal StudyPresent Treatment:- GARDINAL 30mg BD, physiotherapy at home. My question is that I have heard on TV that there in one injectin name BUTOX or something like that which is given for such type of patientsIs it advisable to go for that, and if there is any other way or any other medicine/treatment available which can help her to recover if yes then in which hospital and the doctor.
A:Once brain injury has occurred and there is evidence of delayed milestones and cerebral palsy, no known medicine will correct the problem. The only way to improve matters is by attending a good developmental clinic where facilities for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy with audiometry are available, to allow for the best end-result.