Your question is:
ANYONE WORKING WITH CEREBRAL PALSY KIDS WITH TRACHS? ANY IDEA WHAT CAUSES THIS. OFFICIALLY THE CAUSE IS UNKNOWN, BUT WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS.
All of the CP kids I work with are Trached & on vents, mainly because I am checked-off\trained for vent dependent care. The pulmonologist (Leroy Graham, a GREAT doc!!!) theorizes that for someunknown reason hypoxia during the birthing process causes some aspect or other of damage to the delicate fetal system. Hope this helps, but I do not see how it could.
The large variety that this disorder can manifest itself in is unreal. From the severe damage that we often see as nurses, to person's with mild limps, speech impediments or minimal physical deformities, that lead full and typical lives. There is a CP education center where you can learn much more. I posted the address below. Hope it helps you out more than I did
The Family Village Library Cerebral Palsy
A society devoted to the study of cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities & the promoting of professional education for the treatment and management of CP.
I could not get the hyper link to recognize the _ between lib _cerp, so you will have to type the address yourself
It is as follows: