Friday, March 25, 2011

Update on Joy!

So we had the appt. at Scottish Rite yesterday and they said she looked normal!  They said some torsion of the tibial is common in infants because they sit crosslegged in utero for 9 months.  They aren't worried about the length discrepancy either.  If it gets worse as she gets older, then they will gladly see her again.  But as of now, they are calling her completely normal!

Thank you all for your prayers!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fitting in Three

People always ask "how do you fit 3 kids in 1 room?"
Or they ask "how do you fit in 3 kids in a Ford Escape?"

We fit kinda tight, but we're a snuggly kinda family anyways.  ;)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baby Joy

We had a doctors appt today for Joy and found that she has LLD: leg length discrepancy. Her left leg is about a quarter inch longer than her right leg.  We had a sonogram of the hip and bilateral leg xrays which showed no hip problems just tibial bowing of both legs (more in the left than the right.) FYI, the tibia is the lower leg bone; and yes, you read right that the bowing is more in the longer leg.

Basically, the doctors don't know what to think of this. We are being referred to Scottish Rite Hospital. I'm not too worried right now, but once 6 months hit most cartilage has turned to bone and there won't be much we can do about it.  Also need to check for mal-absorption of vitamin D (rickets). If the lengthening doesn't even out, then when they are teens they can fix that. We'll just have to watch that the length discrepancy doesn't cause scoliosis and other problems; her left foot has already started turning in.

Interestingly, my Mom told me that my Dad's legs are also alittle bowed, and Beth and Joe (Jake's siblings) are bow-legged as well. There might be a small hereditary factor there.

We would appreciate it if you could all keep Joy in your prayers as we head into this new adventure.
Thank you.