Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tomorrow will be one month since Bennett had Botox. I wish I could report good news. Unfortunately, the Botox has had a minimal effect. Jim, myself, our pediatrician and physiotherapist are all in agreement - the Botox has done very little. There may have been a very slight improvement in that his right leg isn't as tight. We may also be really stretching to try and see something - anything. We had hoped for more - frankly, we expected more but I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. I've been reading about Botox for a long time now and it really seems to be a mixed bag. Our experience although disappointing is certainly not unusual.
So, what's next? I don't know. I'm assuming he'll be reassessed at some point but I'm not sure what the doctor will suggest. Perhaps he'll want to do more injections. I don't know and once again I don't know what we'll do. It's a hard decision to make - it's painful, expensive and not without risk. All that for something we may have achieved with extra stretching.
The effects of the Botox are supposed to last for about 3 months. Hopefully we'll see a bit more improvement - I'll keep you updated.