February 2, 2009

More Brace & Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Matt. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband and father. You are a gift.

The appointment today on Whitney's hip went okay. We will need to keep the brace on full-time for another 3 months and then reevaluate. We compared the x-ray from the beginning and that looks encouraging. The hip is definitely growing. However if you compare the x-ray from three months ago there are only slight changes. So, we are waiting for her body to kick in and ossify the cartilage above her femur. I am looking for a good picture to show you all what this looks like but I have not found a good one yet.

Enjoy your week.


Terri Gillis said...

Hi Matt & Susan, Just thinking about you and that it's been a year since Whitney's newborn session. And what a year!! It's wonderful to read your blog and see how you all are since I saw you in the fall. Praise God for life, laughter, children and mostly for the reality of HIS presence. Take care!! Love, Terri

Sarah Hull said...

Hi there,
I was just doing a little SB research on google and your blog came up. I quickly scrolled through and saw that you have a sweet little girl with SB too. Our five year old daughter has SB (L5-S2). We've gone through the shunt and hip surgery as well. The picture of your daughter in the cast brought back a flood of memories.
I just wanted to quickly say hello. It's always nice to meet other mom's that are going through the same thing. Best of luck to you!