Ariah-Marie

Our journey so far…

At 9 months old Ariah-Marie seemed to have a limp she had only just started move round table and standing we took her to the g.p but they dismmised us and said it was because she has only just began walking.

After speaking to other professionals I.e health visitor etc. we went back to the g.p and was referred to one physician and then from there referred to another.
On the 19th June, we were about to be dismissed again until we mentioned the difference in leg length so we were sent for an x-ray and found out she had developmental dysplasia of the hip. We were told she would need an operation and another referral was made to the surgeon.

August 1st was the day of the operation. Ariah had an open reduction of her right hip and was on a morphine drip for a few days.
On August 3rd we were discharged from the hospital. Life in a cast was different for us all but we have adapted quickly and Ariah has been so brave.
1 week after being home we notice a yellow/green discharge spent Friday in the g.p and back at the hospital. Ariah has an infection due to the cast causing a sore she hasn’t been in pain or shown any sign of having any problems. They cut the back of the cast off and took swabs and bandaged her up. The antibiotics are working her infection is drying up nicely!
We went to see the surgeon and he put some more plaster where they had cut it and have booked an MRI scan.

Our journey is only at the beginning but we have all adapted faster than I expected.

To follow our journey please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HipDysplasiaJourney/




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