Friday, November 28, 2008

Scoliosis, Hip Dysplasia, & Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Napsgiving!

Add ImageNovember was a bit more rocky than October. Neavey had a check-up with her pediatric orthopod who has followed her since age 3. Her physical exam showed she has no fixed contractures in her legs - good news! And , her x-rays showed the 17 degree scoliosis has remained unchanged for the past 2 years. That is good news too. At least it has not become worse. However, her hip dysplasia is another story. Her right hip is over 50% subluxed which is much worse than her last visit. Basically her hips will most likely slowly come out of the hip joint. Dr. Davino assures us in Neavey's case (though, not in all cases) she will most likely not experience pain associated with this. She will likely lose some range of motion and would not be able to walk. Since she has not walked with assistance in 41/2 years...this part is not an issue. It seems like no biggie after a few weeks have passed, but it was rather traumatic to hear this news at the time.

Thanksgiving was fun though! We had Auntie Catlin and Mr. WooWoo over for dinner for a repeat of last year! Neavey was tired most of the day with her mild congestion that she had been fighting for days. Nonetheless we all ate and lounged, and following Neavey's lead...napped.