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Welcome to our CaringBridge website.We've created it to keep everyone updated about Hunter's journey to recovery from a stroke in utero.He has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in the form of left side Hemi-Plegia and he suffers from Dystonia.He is now 5 yrs old, and has been walking since January 9th, 2010. His walk is awkward and he still has limited use of his left arm/hand but he is a fighter with a lot of persistence and determination! This along with his spirit will carry him far throughout life. So, please visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write us a note in our guestbook.
Hunter Austin Moore born via C-section, full term, on November 15, 2007, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces. There was no sign or report of any problem at birth. When Hunter was approximately 4 months old my wife Lisa, noticed behaviors that were a concern to her; lack of use of his left hand and he routinely curled his left foot. Lisa contacted an Early Childhood Intervention Therapist and she screened Hunter in April. The therapist felt that there was strong need for therapy to start immediately. Hunter began Occupational Therapy on a weekly basis at approximately 5 ½ months old. After 2 months of therapy, Hunter was referred to a Pediatric Neurologist. In July 2008 he was diagnosed with a case of Cerebral Palsy called Spastic Hemiplegia. The Neurologist believed that Hunter might have had suffered a mild stroke in utero. He scheduled an MRI to attempt to confirm this. After a long process and switching neurologists, it was confirmed in January 2009 that Hunter did indeed have a stroke in a rare location close to the brain stem. He began his care at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth and began his journey to rehibilitation and recovery. He is now known as a “hemi-kid.” In March 2009 Hunter received his first round of 10 botox injections. He will continue to receive up to 10 injections per visit from his shoulder down his left arm and leg all the way down to the toe. During his most recent trip to Cook Children's in October, he only received 2 Botox shots in his left foot and ankle. His hand has done very well since starting the shots. We are scheduled to receive more botox injections in January 2010. Additionally, he received a Cord Blood Re-infusion from Duke University Medical center on 28 July 2009 so we await for results with much anticipation!