Tag Archive: Erb’s Palsy

Getting Undressed with Erb’s Palsy

Nicholas boots hat

Because brachial plexus injury or Erb’s Palsy is fairly uncommon and information on long term recovery is difficult to find I want to continue to publicly chronicle Nick’s journey. Our 2 year old son, Nicholas, was injured at birth.  His injury, brachial plexus palsy (BPI)or Erb’s palsy left his left arm paralyzed during the critical…

Our Birth History: Because I Know You’ll Pray…

**My husband says that posting this post on a “Not Me Monday” is like opening up the paper to the comic section and finding the obituaries.  So I apologize to those who were visiting for a chuckle.** Last week when I posted my updated ‘To-do’ list of things to accomplish before the baby arrives.  I…

Brachial Plexus Palsy at Two Years

Nicholas will be two in less than a week.  It’s been nearly two years since Nick was born and nearly two years since he sustained a birth injury. Before Nicholas was born I enjoyed his constant movement and energy as he spent his days (and nights) kicking and squirming.  I thought that he was a…

You Asked: Pregnancy, Homebirth and Blogging

I love questions they make it easy for my tired brain to figure out what to post, so please keep them coming! JenT queried, “You mentioned homebirth.  Do you use a midwife or go unassisted?” Mark and I planned for our first birth to be a homebirth with a professional midwife.  However, because of complications…

Wordless Wednesday: Humpty Dumpty

Nick strikes an Erb’s Palsy pose. See more of my Wordless Wednesday posts or visit 5 Minutes for Mom for a wider variety.

Just a Swingin’

Nicholas’ new favorite activity. Whether at home or away from home in focus or out (can I blame the camera?) you will find him smilin’ and a swingin’ every chance that he gets! Can you guess what we are going to get Nicholas for his birthday this month? We have the perfect present picked out. Hey…

In Which We Think About Erb’s Palsy, Again

When Nicholas was born he suffered a brachial plexus injury or Erb’s Palsy which caused his left arm to be paralyzed.  He has been doing remarkably well, recovering lots of movement and even being released from his weekly therapy sessions. Most people can not even tell that he has this injury. However, over the last several…

Wordless Wednesday – The Wipes

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Nick Can Clap

You may well ask, “What’s the big deal, most 10 month olds can clap?” Well, Nicholas was injured when he was born. His upper right arm was broken, but more significantly his left arm sustained a brachial plexus injury or Erb’s Palsy, it was paralyzed. He had some movement in his wrist and hand, but…