Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Abduction Brace

Alex had her 2nd follow up appointment with the pediatric ortho doctor. He said everything looks great, but her left hip is still a little loose in the socket. He wants her to wear an abduction brace for a month and have another ultrasound/follow up.

Can I tell you how much this stupid thing SUCKS?!? My poor 2 month old baby is miserable in this contraption. She just looks so uncomfortable. It's not a full harness, but its hard plastic in the back. It lifts her bum up and spreads her legs out. Not only it is terrible for her, but I have to take it off every time I change her diaper.

We tried sleeping in it last night, but she woke up around 11:30pm, screaming. I took it off because I'm not going to torture her all night long. *or myself for that matter*

Thankfully, her doctor said if she can't sleep in it comfortably, to take it off. I'll keep working with her to keep it on longer. Today she wore it for about 5 hours total.

Not only is she dealing with this stupid brace, she came down with Olivia's cold and we're still dealing with her clogged tear duct in her right eye. What a rough start!

Olivia on the other hand came down with her first ear infection. We went to a play date on St Patty's Day and the following day she was coughing. It only got worse throughout the weekend. She had a fever and the cough was really phelmy. So, I called the pediatrician on Monday morning and was able to get her an appointment. Russ took her and they said her cough was a virus, but she had an ear infection in her left ear. She's not taking the pink amoxicillion, which she LOVES. She wants more every time she's done taking her dose.
She's barely eaten anything in the past 4 days. She'll pick at something, but nothing of value. She's wanted chicken nuggets the past 2 nights and she'll eat those. I'm not complaining, I'll take what I can get.

I just can't wait til everyone in this house is happy and healthy!


MamaMonki said...

Poor baby girls. That brace looks horrible, and we did the ear thing last summer - so I know OK has to be miserabke to. WeeMan won't eat when he has one either.

Life with Pog & FLeC said...

Aw. :( I hope the cold and the ear infection go away soon, and I hope the brace helps!

Melinda V said...

Awh poor baby girls! So much going on with Alex, but she is absolutely a doll, and so is Olivia :) Bella got mad at me today because I gave Kyla medicine and didn't give her any :/ strange babies!

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