brain damage

kkollins at kkollins at
Mon Nov 23 19:07:37 EST 1998

I stand on what I posted, and, "kindly", =Do Not=, ever again, dinigrate folks who
struggle to Live at the mercy of medication.

Keep your B.S. addressed to me =Addresed to me, alone=. K. P. Collins

Marcello Spinella wrote:

> Have you considered neuroleptic medication?  Not for the infant who
> suffered basal ganglia damage, but for yourself.
> kkollins at wrote:
> >
> > Pass this along to the Parents...
> >
> > Everything here is contingent upon your providing more info... how was the damage
> > to the basal ganglia diagnosed? Where, specifically, is the damage located? How
> > precisely is the damage located?
> >
> > If the damage is not in the tracts leading into the thalamus (putamen and globis
> > pallidus where "small damage" can have relatively-large effects), then the
> > prognosis is good, and you should "just" "enrich" your Infant's environment,
> > =Gently=, but as much as possible, as soon as possible. You can do this through
> > extra efforts at what's "just" Good-Parenting... lots of gentle touch, good
> > eye-contact, lots of "baby-talk", =always= responding to any signs of progress with
> > gentle, Loving, Focused, =Attention=... and remember to =Smile= Joyfully right into
> > your Infant's eyes each time your Infant shows Progress in Learning new stuff. A
> > =Gentle= "frown" when things "go awry" will help your Infant Understand that things
> > have "gone awry".
> >
> > Don't be a "wimp", though, or your Infant will "take-over", and you'll not be happy
> > with the ultimate outcome.
> >
> > Get some Interesting crib toys, rug toys, etc., and vary them continually so that
> > your Infant will always have =Novel= stuff to Explore. Give "hints" when necessary
> > (when your Infant shows behavioral signs of "frustration"), but always let your
> > Infant Discover "the key thing".
> >
> > When your Infant wants to sleep, let your Infant sleep (of course, in accord with
> > your Family's regular routine... just like any Infant).
> >
> > Hugs, kisses, gentle "cooing"... give your Infant "the works"... the Bonus is
> > you'll Bond for Life, have "Fun", and Feel-Good about your Parenting, too.
> >
> > Throughout all of this, be in contact with as many Professionals as you can afford
> > until you're Satisfied that your Infant's behavior is developing "normally".
> >
> > If the "problem" is as small as you say, there's no "mystery", and not really any
> > "problem"... if you "just" Love your Infant... Infant brains have =Enormous=
> > Capacity for compensating for small injuries... and even some large injuries.
> >
> > The "secret" is "just" Loving "'til the fat lady sings"... which is =the= thing to
> > do with =all= Infants. ken collins

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