How do I caregive for my son with muscular dystrophy?

Lovingly . Children need love, patience, and guidance to grow. Learn as much as you can about your son's type of muscular dystrophy. Helping your child figure out how to accomplish his dreams with the physical limitatons the dystrphy imposes will be one of your great tasks. You and your child can figure out how to manage the perceptions of others as the physical manifestons become apparent.
Lovingly . Comprehensive care and multidiciplinary envolvement.

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Both of my sons are sick with duchenne muscular dystrophy. Is there a cure?

Not yet. Physical therapy and low dose steroids is all we have at the moment except some experimental studies. Read more...
Unfortunately no. Unfortunately there is no cure at this time. A great deal of research is taking place regarding treatment. Read more...

What are the symptoms of duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Weakness... ...More prominent in large muscles than in small ones, progressing to inability to stand up without assistance (see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/gower_maneuver ); muscles are enlarged early on ("pseudohypertrophy) but wither later. Read more...

What are medications for duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Steroids. Currently the mainstay of therapy for duchenne is still steroids. Steroids slow the progression of the disease but are not a cure. There are many promising therapies being tested, but so far no others available at this time. For more information visit mda.Org or duchenneconnect. Read more...