Wednesday, April 20, 2011
After 12 long weeks, Grace is out of her spica body cast! She is doing great. She pulled herself up and took steps while we were still checking out at the doctors office. She has to wear a hip abduction brace all the time. She is supposed to have 2 hot baths a day too to help loosen up her joints. She is pretty proud of herself and seems to be moving the hips no problem. Xrays show the right hip is still in place and a socket is calcifying over it. On the left side, there is new calcification on the socket as well (that one seems to be improving all on its own). Dr. Forness wants to wait 3 months and then xray again to see what happens naturally if she is left alone. Grace was fitted for new shoe insoles too. We are getting to be a museum of used DME equipment around here. Grace lost a lot of weight/muscle tone while casted. She went in fitting in a size 5 diaper - now a size 3 is a bit big. She has definitely grown taller and developed strong arm and ab muscles, but she is shockingly thin. This surgery was definitely a success. There are still a number of possible surgeries in her future. For now we are rejoicing to be back in a high chair, a normal car seat, and having independent bathroom visits.
Posted by D & G at 12:11 PM