Monday, October 27, 2008

Hip Hip Hooray!

Well, that's what we hope to be saying at the end of this week. A few days after Eisley was born, I posted about some concerns the doctors had about Eisley's left hip, and there being some potential problems because she was breeched while she was in the womb. You can read the original post by clicking here.

A couple of visits to Shriner's Hospital, one ultrasound, and many many prayers later, I gave an update that said that it appeared that Eisley's hip was healing properly, and that we would be going back in a couple of months for another ultrasound to check on her progress. You can read THAT post by clicking here.

Those couple of months have passed, and we go this Wednesday for another ultrasound. Now, I must tell you. Our little girl LOVES to "stand up". She's not nearly as happy laying down or sitting, as she is when we are holding her by her arms and she is standing, bearing her weight on her legs. Billy and I joke about how so many people have been praying for her healing, that our little girl now has superhero-strength legs as a result.

On Wednesday, the ultrasound will tell us if her pelvic bone has continued to cup around Eisley's femur bone like it is supposed to, creating her hip joint. We will take her to see her doctor at Shriner's on Thursday morning, where they will give us the results of the ultrasound. If the hip has continued to heal properly, we will not have to have any more ultrasounds or any more visits to Shriner's.

If the ultrasound tells us that there is a problem, our little girl will be fitted for a harness that she will wear, to hold the pelvic bone & femur bone in place, so that the joint can be formed properly. I have to admit that this lingers in the back of my mind as a very real possibility. In the end, it would be no biggie. But it's still not something I would look forward to.

However, we have no real reason to think that everything won't look normal at our appointments this week. Eisley got a good report at her 2 month check-up a couple of weeks ago, and her pediatrician played around with her hip, and didn't hear it clicking or anything.

We appreciate your continued prayers for Eisley. We'll let you know what we find out!

I'll leave you with this adorable picture of Eisley from the other day. I just love this little face and the expression she was making!


amberly said...

We'll be praying for that "All clear" report.

nonprofitprophet said...

ditto. ~npp

Laurie J. said...

PRECIOUS photo! :) Keep us posted, Kel!