Lily-Anne

I was told at my 72 hour check after have my little girl that she had a problem with her left hip. My partner and I were told that she would be referred to Children’s Orthopaedic and we would have appointment within 2 week from her birth.

On Thursday 22nd February 2018, we went to the hospital and lily had a scan on both her hip and we were told she had hip Dysplasia and she would need to fit with a pavlik harness for 16 weeks. We made our way to were the harness are fitted and a lovely lady came and fit lily with her harness and we were told she had to the for 6 weeks all day and all night and we would have to make weekly trip to the hospital for scan and to have her harness checked.

When we walked out of the hospital all I did was cry because I thought I cause lily to have hip dysplasia. After reading lots about it on the internet i knew it was nothing to do with what I did in my pregnancy or birth. We went for weekly check up and every week we got told that her hip were going back in and on week six we got told we could start to take lily out of her harness for a hour a day. After that we went to two hours a day for a week, then 4 hours a day for a week.

We were going to the hospital every 2 weeks for check ups and then we went to 8 hours day for a week and eventually we went to just wearing the harness at night for 12 hours. On Thursday 14th of June we went for a check and we were told that Lily could come out of her harness for good but we would need check up every 9 week in till her first birthday. Also we decided to put lily on a program to help with research in to hip dysplasia. She will be on the research program in till she 18 year old and just hope it help some other people children in the future.




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