Monday, April 11, 2011

spica cast, here we come!

Today was Juno's Big Appointment with her orthopedist.

If you don't remember, last month we found out that Juno's hip had regressed and we put her back in the Pavlik harness in a last ditch effort to avoid the Spica.

Well, it was a valiant effort, but it failed.

I am really not surprised.

Juno will most likely have an open reduction and then go into a Spica cast in two weeks. She'll be in two Spicas--which go from just below her ribcage to her ankles--over the course of 12 weeks. There's a chance she'll only need a closed reduction, but she'll be in a Spica for 12 weeks either way.

Right now, I am just worried. About diapering her, keeping her comfortable, nursing her, helping her sleep, and interacting with her--so basically all the same concerns I had when she first went into the Pavlik harness. And most of those turned out to be unfounded. Somehow I have the feeling that won't happen again...


andrea said...

sending all kinds of good vibes for ALL of you to make it through this! you can do it :)

Julie Nickerson said...

I'm so sorry the brace and palvik didn't work out. Did her hip regress even more?

I will be praying for you and Juno. I also have thought many times how to do it all with the spica cast.

You sound positive about it. Stay encouraged. I'm here to listen if you need to vent. You are doing a great job with her.

Sage is still in her brace for at least 6 more weeks. As of March 30, her hip is healed! But since she is 9 months and super active they fear she might regress if she is out of the brace because of all the pressure she is putting on it. I would never have imagined she would be in a brace for 10 months!

Praying Juno does great in her cast!

Jonny said...

Kate We are all so sorry! We will keep her in our prayers. -Rach

Jen said...

Boo to the spica cast...but hopefully it will do a lot of good for little Juno. We'll be prayin for ya.