Hi, I'm a caregiver for someone with CP...

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jenm71
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Hi, I'm a caregiver for someone with CP...

Postby jenm71 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:36 pm

Hi, my name is jen. I am the primary caregiver for a young woman with pretty severe CP. (I work through an agency.) I've been taking care of her since fall of last year.
I guess I'm just looking for somewhere I may be able to see information, and maybe just someone to talk to about when things get rough.

She is a WONDERFUL girl, and I love her to bits. Specially when she's in a good mood, but when she's mad about something, or has a stomach ache... :x look out.

she is physically like a large infant. She can't do anything for herself, can't speak, won't drive her chair. Mentally it's rough to say because she can't speak. I think maybe, and I know this is a large window) between 12-16... Maybe?

Well I'll stop for now, or I won't. Glad I found this forum.

~jen
~Jen :)
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PlainLinda
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Re: Hi, I'm a caregiver for someone with CP...

Postby PlainLinda » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:56 am

Hi Jen!

I'm in the same role as well! My cp girl is 15!
How long have you been working as a caregiver?

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