Such a Comforting Place

This week we had a little scare. My wife finally had our fourth child and finally a boy, Caleb is his name. He was born on May 12, 2010. Caleb has been a good little baby other than he has a little bit of acid reflux and so he has been trying to eat a lot. Other than that he has been one of the best babies I have ever seen!

Anyhow, this last week we took him to one of his first encounters with his pediatrician. The pediatrician knows what kind of family history we have with DDH and spica casts so she definitely wanted to take a good look at his hips. She says that she wasn’t able to tell the condition of his hips for sure but he seemed a little bit tight and for that reason it was necessary to get him up to the specialist the following day to get checked out there.

The doctor there told us something along the same lines as the pediatrician. He said that he was a little tight and that he wasn’t confident that he would be okay. So yesterday was a little bit nerve wrecking knowing that we might have a third child with this hip condition. It was nice to be able to come here and just read some of your posts in the forums and to know that there are others still going through a lot of the same things we are.

Luckily, just a few minutes ago we found out that Caleb has normal hips and will not need a spica cast. Still though, we know what its like for those that aren’t so lucky. We will continue to pray and think about those that visit this website to find comfort in what they are preparing to go through or may already be going through.

Posted in News | June 4th, 2010

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