Isla has recently been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and needs early intervention physical therapy to give her the best chance of independence and quality of life.
Isla was born at 28 weeks in April 2019 in Liverpool. Isla spent 7 weeks in NICU where cranial ultrasounds detected damage to the white matter around both ventricles. At 6 months old an mri scan confirmed Isla had periventricular leucomalacia which is the death of cells which control the nervous system.
We were told to wait and see how Isla developed as the chances of her developing CP was high! Since Isla has turned one we have received this diagnosis due to her not meeting milestones. She has high muscle tone in her calves, left sided weakness and bad leg circulation.
Isla has recently been referred to orthopaedics for splints and footwear so she can use her standing frame. Isla has other postural support chairs and a sleep system which keeps her posture correct and secures her hips. Isla also suffers with chronic constipation and doesn’t have a bowel movement without me having to intervene and assist her. This is so distressing for her but has now been linked to her recent diagnosis of CP.
Please give your support for the therapies and specialised equipment she will need as she grows.