This campaign is to fund Dominic’s SDR spinal surgery and post op recovery treatment and therapy to give him the best life possible.
Our son Dominic is aged 4 from Salford in Greater Manchester. He was born at 27 weeks not breathing independently. He had caught an infection (NEC), what made him stop breathing once again, but he battled through and after three and a half months in nicu he was discharged home on oxygen. We were on cloud nine having our baby finally home!
He developed well and after 3 months he didn’t need oxygen anymore, gained weight and looked alert and happy. Unfortunately, when the rolling over and crawling mile stones were not reached we knew something wasn’t right and a visit to his consultant confirmed our fears. Dominic at some point suffered oxygen deprivation and sustained hypoxic brain injury and was diagnosed on the same day with cerebral palsy.
Although it never defined him he suffers with a lot of tightness, cramps and pains on both legs. The long term help he will need is surgery called Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), a minimally invasive spinal operation that can permanently reduce leg spasticity and encourage independent walking in children with cerebral palsy. It may be an option when other therapies, such as physical therapy or Botox injections, have stopped working.
The surgery costs are high and we’ll need more for his post surgery and recovery therapy.
I know it’s such a big ask and although we have always tried to fund most equipment and therapies ourselves this amount of money is simply and totally out of our reach and is so needed for Dominic to finally reach his walking potential and goal.
Thank you so much for your help.