Clara Mae is a healthy beautiful baby. Her birth was a piece of cake, no issues. Not until her 6 month check up in January 2015 Did we know anything was going on. At her 6 month check up, her doctor was going through the normal well visit routine when she got to her legs. As she moved them around she noticed Her hip joints were very tight. She immediately sent us over to the hospital for x rays to determine Her left hip was dislocated.
The very next day we were sent to a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Being 6 months old, this was the cut off line to try the palvic harness. Since Clara had just turned 6 months old We did attemt the harness for 4 weeks. The harness did not show enough result. Clara was put to sleep, her groin muscle was punctured, and she was placed her her first spica cast. Clara was in the cast for 5weeks.
When it was time for the cast to come off she was fitted for her rhino cruiser. After 4 weeks in the cruiser her hip was pulling back out of socket. This catches is up to date. Clara was put back to sleep, a dye was injected to check proper placement of the hip, and she was placed in her second spica cast.
We have been in this cast for, a couple days shy, 7 weeks. We go to the doctor this afternoon, June 9, 2015, in prayers we can be placed back in the rhino cruiser and free of casts forever!
I have one trooper on my hands. She crawls, rolls over, stands up, and tries to walk!