about my bro's cerebral palsy....
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|Wed, 03-24-2004 - 12:23am|
Now my brother has not been to a doctor since he was about 16 because he broke his arm. He has had about four breaks and many many head injuries. I am so worried because he is now having difficulty swallowing and has almost choked to death on at least three occasions that I know of. I want him to see a doctor to get some advice and information about his CP but he refuses to see a doctor.
In fact, he refuses to acknowledge that there is anything wrong with him. When I talk to him about it he acts like he is not hearing me. Most people can see he is obviously different, but he wants to believe that he is normal. I am sure it is his male ego.
He has had his driver's licsence (it's crazy, I know) for less than six months and he has totaled my mother's vehicle and he has a dent in car my mother got with the insurance money.
I am more and more afraid for his safety. He is very clumsy, he shakes when he hold a cup, he chokes on his food almost everytime he eats, and I won't let him serve himself in my house because he will make a mess, yet he has a driver's liscense.
Because my mother is 65 years old she wanted him to get his driver's liscense but now I feel like I have to care for both of them. My husband and I have two girls 2&4 that we care for and now this.
Does anyone have any advice on where to start and how to get my brother to help himself. I am prepared to care for him and my mother in the future but no so soon.
Your help and advice would be greatly appreciated.