Almost anything, from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, to premature birth, to the
things in the subject line can cause C.P. C.P. is nothing less than the
deprivation of oxygen to the brain before, during, or after birth. It
cam be caused by physical trauma, as well. One person I know had C.P.
due to the umbilical cord wrapping around his neck and choking him/her
at birth. Like Trisha said, it's the "luck of the draw," and it's only
when one sees disabilities as a social issue, not as a medical one, that
one is able to say the problem is not me. but how society treats me...
Betty Alfred wrote:
> This is very educational. I thought some kind of trauma to the brain, like a
> stroke or physical trauma, was the only thing that caused CP. That's what I
> get for thinking, eh?
> In a message dated 03/31/2000 1:41:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> << Yes. but if the hospital had transfused my dad's blood into me,
> everything would've been fine. My younger cousin had the same problem
> as I did, and they transfused my uncle's blood into her, and she doesn't
> have c.p., for which I'm glad for.
> Magenta Raine wrote:
> > yes kathy. if the dr had checked my mom and dad's blood type, they would
> > known to be careful. of course in 1956 they didn't have blue lights or
> > treatment for bilirubin like my little niece got because she had the same
> > problem as me. my count was sky high, hers was not as high, so she is fine.
> > no cp.
> > >>