The cast is off! We can hardly believe it. I have been smiling all day. Whitney had an x-ray with the cast on to check her hip and all looked well so we proceeded to remove the cast. I was nervous to see what was beneath the cast but the cast itself and her skin looked better than what I had hoped. We are so thankful! The first thing Whitney did was put her toes in her mouth. I think she missed them. We then had an x-ray taken with her brace on to see if the brace was able to keep the hip in place. It worked. The hip had grown sufficiently in the past 6 weeks enabling the brace to do its magic. Whitney and I began dancing a little in the exam room and our doctor reminded me that this is progress in the right direction but we are not out of the woods yet (I still wanted to dance). We compared a before and after x-ray and I was able to see that the cup of her hip is no longer as straight as it once was. It still has a way to go but it has started to develop! Our next appointment is in 4 weeks when we will check how it is doing. Whitney is to wear the brace at all times until then when we can reassess. If the hip does decide to come out of socket again there is little to nothing we can do. Thank you all for your diligent prayers and please continue to pray that God, in his healing hand, will continue to form our little Whitney's hip socket.
One year ago we were in Philadelphia at the beginning of this journey. Thanks for walking with us as we continue.
Matt, Susan, Fiona, and Whitney