Cerebral palsy (CP) Male, 3 years old, April 2019


Cerebral PalsyMale3American (USA)
Admission dateDischarge date

Condition On Admission

In late 2016, the patient was admitted to the hospital with a severe response to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). After 4 days he was medevaced by air to a major pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for a 34 day stay, during which time he lost the ability to nurse a bottle. He was sent to a step-down hospital for 12 days and fitted with a Mik-Key button (G-tube) to have food directly pumped to his stomach.
When he returned home he just lay in his bed like a rag doll for several months. He began making some progress during the early spring of 2017. He continues to receive his food via a pump to his stomach to this day and will accept small amounts of food by mouth some days. He is becoming more verbal and is aware of his physical surroundings and people. He enjoys playing with toys that make musical sounds and have lights.

Treatment Schedule

NumberDateCell TypeDelivery MethodSide Effects

Condition 1 month after treatment

His right arm remains tight but he has shown improvement in his left arm. His hips still remain tight but have shown slight improvement. He is able to propel his gait trainer more quickly and with a slightly larger step pattern but has not mastered turning.

Condition 3 months after treatment

The walking information was evaluated in a gait trainer. Walking with manual assistance has improved slightly. He has shown significant improvement in bilateral hand use, especially playing ball. The area of greatest gains has been in expressive language.

He is able to participate more in reaching out to catch himself in sitting, especially with his left arm. He is helping to feed himself more. He can use both hands to pick up and throw small ball with another person.

Condition 12 months after treatment

Please see an excerpt from the patient’s 12 month assessment below:

SymptomParents’ Assessment of Improvement
Symptom: AppetiteSignificant improvement
Symptom: BalanceSmall improvement
Symptom: Bladder controlNo improvement
Symptom: CrawlingSmall improvement
Symptom: DroolingNot applicable
Symptom: Head controlModerate improvement
Symptom: Involuntary movementsModerate improvement
Symptom: Learning disabilityModerate improvement
Symptom: Limb muscle strengthSmall improvement
Symptom: Mood disorderNot applicable
Symptom: Range of movementSmall improvement
Symptom: SpasticitySmall improvement
Symptom: Speech (babbling for infants)Significant improvement
Symptom: Standing upSmall improvement
Symptom: SwallowingModerate improvement
Symptom: Trunk muscle strengthSmall improvement
Symptom: WalkingModerate improvement