I have mentioned this briefly in a previous post, I just wanted to write how I feel about it...
Erb's Palsy cases are rapidly growing in number, I am thinking we must do something about it. I don't know what exactly but I am willing to learn more and what has been done about it in different places and will take it from there.
On my visit to Zawiya Hospital, Physiotherapy Department last week to arrange for the electrical stimulation for Meral's hand, I noticed that (just noticed I didn't ask and I didn't see any numbers) they have average of 4 new cases a month. It seems like it doesn't matter where you give birth, a private clinic or a public hospital, you will find cases from every where.
All the doctors do after the damage they ask you to take your child to physiotherapy then the therapist will show you a set of exercises to perform at home when you are not having them do it for you. If you need to know more you need to ask more because no one is going to tell you any thing.
I need to ask more and learn more about it of the sake of Meral. I would like to know what kind of sports can erb's children be engaged in? or what kind of special care they require at school? I started to think about getting Meral to start going to daycare, wouldn't it be tough on erb's children if other kids started to make fun of how their hands look like? and shouldn't there be a special care for them especially when they play!? sometime it is hard for erb's palsy patients to keep their balances (I notice that when Meral falls down, most of the times she fell partially on her face because she can't bring her injured hand forward as quickly as the other one to hold on to the ground).
I would like to do something for erb's children and their parents like a support group where we can provide information and raise awareness. We will see how it goes, I let you know.