Siblings?

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Siblings?
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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 3:54pm

How have your child's siblings dealt with them having hypotonia?

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In reply to: Cmmelissa
Sat, 03-31-2012 - 2:32pm
My kids had lots of questions when the diagnosis was first given, but they wanted to learn how they could help her. Madison crawled very wide kneed and the therapist trained the big kids to crawl behind her and push her knees back together. Our 4 year old does get jealous of all the therapists that come and see Madison at our home, but they all love her as well and they normally bring her a toy to play with and a toy for Madie. Our 12 year old, 10 year old, and 8 year old are very understanding and do all they can to help her muscles work for her.

We have been very open with talking to our kids about Madison's health conditions. We also have been doing some family counseling to help the kids deal with the stress of having a sister that takes up a lot of mom and dad's time. We recently moved closer to the Children's hospital because of some new diagnosis we have gotten. The older kids have coped very well, but we have allowed them to process their range of emotions at moving out of the only town they have ever lived in.
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In reply to: Cmmelissa
Sun, 04-01-2012 - 12:47pm

Eh.

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