Thursday, April 28, 2011
So thankful to Jen for sending me these pictures -- I forgot my camera when I went to her house last weekend when Stephanie was there.
Here's a picture of Steph holding Julianna:
Jujube was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in one hip -- it was caught very early by her super-observant pediatrician who referred Jujube to a specialist. That preliminary diagnosis was confirmed this week by the specialist and Jujube was fitted for a brace she will have to wear 24 hours a day for the next month.
This is a picture of her in her carseat -- as you can see, the brace keeps her legs and hips in the perfect position for sitting with her legs velcroed into the leg section. You can also see the velcro band that wraps around her chest in this picture, as well as the bottom latch for her carseat straps.
Jen said that Julianna appears to not have even noticed that she's in a brace and is doing fine. She will be re-examined in a month to see if she will need to wear it longer or if the hip joint is now aligned properly.