We are starting this CaringBridge Website to help keep everyone up to date on Cameron’s surgery and summer hospital stay.
Cameron was born at 26 weeks along with his twin sister Kendall. 2 days after Cameron was born he had bleeding on the brain. This bleeding caused him to develop cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy causes impaired motor movements that can affect many areas of his body. We were told a day after Mother’s Day on Monday, May 14th 2012 that he would never walk, talk, or eat on his own. Much to all the doctor’s projections he is able to do all that we were told he would not and much more. He is a thriving almost 6 year old. On May 23rd he will be having a surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) where they will cut the bad nerves in his back that go to his legs which cause tightness (spasticity). These bad nerves cause Cameron to walk with bent legs and causes his foot to drag. This surgery will come with a 6 week hospital stay with intensive in hospital therapy but the therapy will not end when he gets home. He will need daily outpatient physical therapy for several months. During his hospital stay Lenny and I will be taking turns staying with him at the hospital and being at home with Kendall and Benjamin. We may need to reach for help with transportation and a some sleep overs for Ben and Kendall . Assuming surgery goes well Cameron would love to have visitors. We will post something when he is able to have visitors. This is going to be a wild journey that we would like to keep all of our friends and family in the loop during this crazy adventure.