July 12, 2011

A Tale of Mama's Instinct

Titi Aury reads to Bertrand.

Remember back in March how Bertrand was facing the prospect of phenol injections in his right adductor muscle to help with his hip subluxation? How I cancelled the appointment just a few days beforehand because I didn't feel right about it?

Well, today was Bertrand's 6 month follow-up, and my actions were justified in a big way! His subluxation has stayed the same and, very significantly, his adductors are not tight AT ALL.

So, muscle tightness isn't to blame for the subluxation! Phenol injections would've been ALL pain for NO gain. Going forward, all we can do is keep him standing as much as possible & keep an eye on his hips. Surgery may still be in his future (but I doubt it).

To my great relief, Bertrand is being fitted for a soft back brace tomorrow to help with his spinal curve. Currently, it's a functional, as opposed to structural, curve. In 6 months, he is seeing a spine specialist & may move to either a corrective brace (worn at night) or a form of serial casting therapy.

My mommy spidey sense tingles with the belief that this posture correction may help Bertrand's hip more than just about anything. Let's see if I can go 2 for 2 on orthopaedics. :)

1 comment :

  1. Hooray for Quantum Entanglement!

    Vitalism FTW. :)