Pete Bloomer
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  • Levittown, PA
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About me:
Dad of 4 boys
About my family:
We are a blended family of 6. My three oldest were born in the late 90s and my youngest was born in 2007. My son with MD is 14 and a twin(fraternal) and my oldest is 17. My youngest was born on the day we got the MD diagnosis. two years later my youngest was diagnosed with Autism.
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Zachary
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
13-18
City:
Levittown PA

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Psychotherapy for teens

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:10pm 1 Comment

I am new to the site but I waswondering if anyone has an opinion on Duchene boys seeing psychologists?

 

My little guy is spending more time in bed watching TV and less time doing other activities. He is still ambulatory but he refuses to stretch and do his excersising. He is no longer able to pedal his "Tryker" bike which kept him moving with the crowd of teens on our street. I am afraid he is going to isolate himself.

 

This is too depressing...

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At 11:47am on February 2, 2012, Jacobs Mommom said…

Hi Pete: I'm the grandmom of Jacob, 11 with DMD and I'm from Doylestown, PA.  Would like to get contact info from you for local events.

At 10:06am on January 4, 2012, Jacobs Mommom said…

Hi Pete!  My 11 year old grandson, Jacob has DMD.  I live in Doylestown and he lives in Lansdale.  We will be having a DMD picnic for families this summer and also doing fundraisers.  Contact me at donna@donnadoolittle.com if you are interested.

At 9:14am on December 16, 2011, Andrea Cleary said…

Hi Pete, and welcome to PPMD.

My guy is a bit younger, age 11. Biking with friends has been difficult, but last year we got him a Razor electric scooter ( E200 at Toys R Us ), which he took to very quickly  (only crashed once or twice the first week), and was zipping around the neighborhood. We really wanted the E200S, which has a seat and thus looking more like a bike or a motorcycle (upping the coolness factor), but it was not available here in Canada, and I could not get it shipped because they would not allow anything with that size of electric motor over the border. I was about to order the seat kit separately, but then suddenly this fall they were selling them at Walmart, with the seat for $198 + tax. The seat is great for longer distances, and he is lower to the ground and feels safer (well, I Mommy feel he is safer that way!) It really has some zip to it (scary at first, more for the parents) but your boy may appreciate the independence and adventure of it. It's less expensive than an electric bike too. Sears, Best Buy, Walmart, all have them in the US.

Maybe it could help?

Is there some sort of on-line group for our sons that anybody knows about? Where they could chat to each other at least, about stuff their non physically challenged friends don't get? Advice and support they could give each other about teenage stuff?

Pat, anybody?

 
 
 

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