Mary Grace #59-2
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy (right side weakness), Arachnoid cyst
Mary Grace is 5 years old and doing well developmentally. She walks independently, goes up and down stairs and can even run. She can feed herself with a spoon with her left hand and drink from a cup. She can put her shoes on and off and undress herself. She still needs some assistance with dressing. She speaks in complete sentences, answers questions appropriately and understands everything that is said to her. She has been attending a mainstreamed daycare 2 days a week in 2012 and is doing very well there. She also works with a resource teacher. She plays with other children, plays appropriately with toys and will assist in cleaning up after play time. She has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with her and she responds well to this individualized attention.
Medically, she had a seizure when she was 3 years old. She was immediately placed on seizure medication and has not had another seizure episode since. The seizure was primarily on her right side. After the seizure an Arachnoid cyst was found on the left side of her brain. This could account for the seizure episode. Current recommendation is not to treat the cyst and to continue the seizure medication since no further seizures were observed. She has right side hemiparesis (weakness to her right side) and as a result, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. She is allergic to egg whites. She’s undergone extensive testing and evaluation from a neurologist and her medical information is available for interested families