I am glad to report that Whitney's left hip is continuing to grow and develop. What a relief! The cartilage, which will later turn to bone, is half the size of her right but it is coming along quite nicely. We were told to continue 12 hour a day bracing for the next six months and then we will check to see if we can begin weening her from her brace. We also need to get a new brace as our current one is getting a little snug and has seen better days.
Did I tell you that our urologist said it was a good sign that she is getting so many UTI's? I had to remind myself of this as we went into the doctor on Monday to confirm my suspicions of yet another one.
Conductive learning therapy went well today. Her girlfriend was there which always helps to motivate. Whitney is becoming more aware of her feet which is fun to see. It is very normal for kids with spina bifida to forget thier feet when doing daily tasks simply because they do not feel them. So, we constantly draw attention to her feet to remind her of their existence. It may be working. (: She is also doing very well learning to kick her legs both while sitting and laying down. It is such a joy to watch her learn both cognitively and physically.