Monday, August 30, 2010

Acute Flaccid Paralysis

We don't know what causes it, but something causes acute paralysis (inability to move arms, legs, etc) in kids. We don't see it too often, but when we do it is always pretty bad. This is Anna and she has AFP. She gives Dr. Bill a daily shoulder shrug as a greeting wave and does little movements with her fingers and toes, but that is about as far as she gets. Thankfully, she didn't get respiratory failure, which can happen, and now it is a long process of rehab for this little girl. She has 2 loving parents who are looking after her, but pray that everyday she would gain more strength and would get better. We just got a PNG PT student and are hoping that Ben working with her will be a big blessing.