Solution For Children Having Trouble Sleeping After Surgery For Brain Paralysis?
Malm, I want to ask. My child has been after leg surgery (cerebral palsy spastic). If you sleep often on your side at night, you always cry but if you want to move, you always cry because the one leg that hasn’t been operated on may be stiff. What is the solution so that the sleeping child is not difficult to move?
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Cerebral palsy or cerebral palsy is a condition of weakness or paralysis of the limbs that causes impaired coordination. This condition is caused by brain disorders or damage before or after the baby is born which causes the brain to not develop properly. Cerebral palsy can be triggered by infections that occur during pregnancy, disruption of blood flow to the fetus, infections in the baby's brain after birth, head injuries to babies, lack of oxygen during labor, premature birth, breech birth, genetic disorders. Cerebral palsy causes sufferers to experience: stiff muscles that cause discomfort or pain, stretching and slow movements, uncontrollable movements, shaking, difficulty in certain body movements, weakness or paralysis of limbs, impaired motor skills of babies (crawling or walking) , impaired speech, and difficulty swallowing or eating.
You can try giving paracetamol if your child seems very sick. Follow the directions for using this drug according to the dosage listed on the package. You can do a gentle muscle massage to help relax the muscles. Make sure your child's bedroom is not too hot and not too cold and wear comfortable clothes for your child to prevent further discomfort. Please consult with your pediatrician or orthopedic specialist who treats your child about the drugs that can be given to your child to reduce this muscle stiffness. You can also consult a medical rehabilitation specialist about therapies you can do to help your child's development.
Hope this information is helpful.