My 17 mo was diagnosed with mild CP (hemiplegic/right side) 5 mos ago, has just started letting go and walking for 5 or 6 steps on his own. He still seems to lack confidence for anything more, and definitley prefers crawling. He is in daycare and we haven't told the providers yet b/c we don't want a label slapped on him and for him to be held back. He's right up there cognitively and doing everything else a child his age would be expected to do. I compare him to where my three year old was at his age, and his vocabulary is actually ahead. His ortho prescribed an AFO for his right foot, which we stopped having him wear about a month ago because he seems to do better without it. We also took a break from PT b/c that didn't seem to be helping. I'm looking for anyone out there who is or has been in a similar situation, to offer me some encouragement. The doctor's say he will definitley walk, but it's frustrating as a parent when everyday you think is going to be the day and it isn't.
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