Things are Looking Up!

Unfortunately Lilie is still in a brace like Natalie was when she got her spica cast off. However, the good news is that we think her hip is in place. The primary purpose of the brace is simply to give the muscles around the hip time to heal up and strengthen so that her hip will be in the socket permanently. The biggest problem we are having right now is the fact that she does not sleep well in it. We have tried to leave her in it anyway, but it is difficult at times.

Overall, we are hoping to get some good news in the next couple of weeks when we go back to the doctor. Her doctor told us that it will be a “make it or break it” type appointment. She will either be out of the brace or need surgery because he does not want to wait until she is too old to have surgery if she is going to need it regardless.

It has been a good thing that we have found her hip dysplasia this early. We always knew that one of the main reasons Natalie needed surgery was because the condition was not found early enough. Luckily with Lilie we were aware of the condition and found it in time so that they could use a harness and brace to correct the problem.

We will be putting up some pictures of her harness and brace here pretty soon. Thank you for all the emails you guys have sent in support!

Posted in News | October 14th, 2009

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