So an update on Gideon. We received a second opinion from another Ortho yesterday. We were much happier with our experience this time around. She listened to all my concerns with Gideon, without telling her what the previous Ortho had said. She was very thorough in her overall exam of Gideon but he made it very difficult to straighten his legs because unfortunately we have discovered Gideon has a hernia. Possibly a double hernia, so right now he screams in pain during diaper changes or if you have to do anything in the mid section of his body. We see a surgeon next week.
That all aside Gideon was indeed prescribed AFOs (leg braces). We have been rather on the fence about these and if he would need them, but based on the tone in his ankles this Ortho feels Gideon would be a good candidate for them. She also wants to see us back in 5 months to re image his hips to make sure his hip dysplasia on the right side is not worsening. She also would like us to participate in a study on CP kids and intensive physical therapy and it’s benefits. I’m not sure if we would be a part of that but right now we feel we are moving in the right direction for him in the long run.
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