Stacy Meyers

I am a single mom of 9 year old twins, Jenna and Nathan. At 9 months old we found out Nathan has spastic diplegia Cerebral Palsy mostly affecting his legs and his core strength. He walks with a walker and occasionally uses his crutches. Life has been a roller coaster ride and sometimes I feel lost. I have come to The Mighty for advice, support, opinions, thoughts and ideas of women in the same position I am in.
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The Roller Coaster Ride of a Special Needs Life

My son Nathan was a twin who was born at 33 weeks gestation November 2, 2009. I thought I was having a normal pregnancy. But I went into labor at 33 weeks and had an emergency C-section. Jenna was removed first. A beautiful healthy baby girl. They placed her in my arms right away. When it came time to take Nathan out, the room grew quiet and I saw several other health care hurting over. I heard no cries. Then finally the cry of my baby boy. And I got to hold him in my arms too.

As time passed, I noticed he wasn’t developing as quickly as Jenna but I was told that girls develop faster than boys. Nathan had an MRI at 9 months old and the results indicated #PeriventricularLeukomalacia. He was then given the diagnosis of spastic diplegia #CerebralPalsy affecting his legs and core strength. The past nine years have definitely been a challenge but all worth it. He is walking with a walker at this time and we’ll walk with his hand braces just not that well yet. The deep in my heart I know that little boy is going to walk someday. Here’s some pics if his progress through out the years. I don’t know what got into me today, I just felt the need to share.