Monday, October 20, 2008
Aubrey Update...prayer request
Today, I had to take Aubrey in for an ultrasound of her hips. At birth, a pediatrician found that her right hip clicked when he examined her. So, the ultrasound was checking for hip dysplasia which I guess occurs in about 4 in 1000 births. The initial result was that she does have some "looseness" or dislocation in both of her hips. I was told she is not in any pain, but if it is significant enough, she will have to be fitted into a Pavlik harness (a very scary and uncomfortable looking thing) that would not be able to be removed for 6 weeks or so. Please pray that her hips tighten up on their own in the next couple of weeks so we can avoid treatment. I guess the harness is about 90% successful in most cases, but it would be very difficult to see her put through that for 6 weeks. We will be hearing from her pediatrician in a couple of days to find out the specific results of the ultrasound and if we can delay treatment, hoping that she will heal on her own.