Going forward.... and back

I'm trying really hard to get back on the horse with blogging. Not only I am trying to go forward, but I am trying to go backwards at the same time. My pictures are always dated, so I am going to try to post the appropriate days backward. It may not have all the fun quips the kids says, but it will be recorded. This blog is for my kids. I want them to have these memories. So, I am going to try to tell them about my childhood, and theirs too! I will have "Memory Monday" where I will write about my childhood. "Throwback Thursday" will be about things that were popular or in style when I was growing up. Dare I say, I actually had an idea for Wednesdays, but I already forgot it? I guess it's good that I am writing things down.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hut hut....

Eden has torticollis.  Her muscle on one side of her neck is tight, so she has this tilt to her neck, because of the tightness.  I noticed it early on, and brought it up to the pediatrician at her two month appointment and I was brushed off.  She was developing a large flat spot on one side of the back of her head (cone head too).   She started physical therapy through Easter Seals.  We went to STAR Cranial Center, and had a 3D scan of her head done to tell us how crooked her head was.  She had a decent "deviation", meaning she was fairly crooked.  One month later went back for a second scan to see if it had changed.  Her head had grown one centimeter, as do most babied heads this age, but it followed the EXACT SAME path as it was previously, following the crooked path. After deliberating we decided to pay for her to have a helmet, to try to correct the problem.  While she remains in physical therapy for her neck, after only two weeks, there is already a significant difference in her head shape from the helmet. They put this cotton sock like thing over her head to get a more accurate depiction of her head shape.  They lay her n this little box snd in seconds these light lasers scan the outside of her head. 

Here she is on the day we picked up her helmet....She smiled for the first ten minutes.  She HATES this helmet now.  So do I.  It stinks, literally.  She sweats like crazy in it.  She pulls at it.  The velcro sticks to everything.  She wakes up every hour and a half through the night with it.  It is both of our NEMESIS.  I thought she would get used to it, but she hasn't yet, and its been over 2 weeks. BUT, her head is turning into a more beautiful round head again. I just want her to be the best she can be, and I will love her no matter what.

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