This is a video about treating pain in quadriplegic children. Raelynn sometimes has pain, and we don’t know why. Sometimes we can feel powerless when treating pain in our quadriplegic daughter.
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Since Raelynn is quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy, and can’t communicate with us about what hurts, it can be difficult for us to determine exactly how to help her feel better.
But there are a few things we can try when Raelynn is in pain.
1) We can take off any splints she’s wearing. Specifically, she doesn’t like her Ankle Foot Orthotics. Those usually come off first.
2) We can try changing her position.
3) We can try giving her a good massage (rub down her arms, legs, and give them some good, gentle stretches).
4) If the above actions don’t relieve all of her pain, we can also give her Ibuprofen or Tylenol (alternating every 3 hours as needed).
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