Our agency SW's intern visited yesterday (we have multiple SW's), she asked about Owl's CP and what we plan to do about it, I was kind of stumped by the question since CP is CP and we can't exactly make it go away. She asked if I had talked to our pedi about the dx and wanted to know what the pedi wants to do about it. I'm taking Owl in for shots in a few weeks and will discuss the dx at that time but what should I be expecting from the pedi?
The ortho who dx'd the CP said Owl doesn't need any therapies since it's mild, the PT we met with agreed she doesn't need PT and is getting inserts to help with her pronation, she also showed me how to stretch Owl's arms and legs to help with the mixed tone.
The SW is looking to change Owl's goals (self care, cognition, educational, etc) as related to foster care and I'm not sure what to tell her, Owl is a little slower at learning and doing things but she has the ability to do anything. Her cognition is low (at around 18 months) and the only way her CP becomes obvious is when she runs because she stumbles, flails, and falls a lot.
I feel like they are looking for a doom and gloom answer from me but all the dr's so far have said everything will be fine. How should our expectations of Owl be adjusted as far as her CP goes?
Sorry if this is all over the place, I'm having a hard time forming what I want to say. I'm XPing to adoption to see what they say too.