Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ms Peggy the PT

Hannah meets Ms. Peggy...I love the expression on Hannah's face. Priceless.

Showing Mommy stretches.

This is the one I am most comfortable doing.

This one much like the first

I think this hurts me more then it does her

Her first official PT session is day after tomorrow. She will have two sessions a week. Tuesday and Thursday. Both at 7:30 before work. ugh. But I will do what needs to be done. This is just a bump in the road and wont hold her back.

Bug starts softball tomorrow. Guess what. I can't find his freakin glove. arg. Tacos tonight, Bug knocked over the meat (which was in my favorite bowl) on the floor, breaking the bowl. I felt so bad for him. He was about to cry. I told him it was just a thing. It could be replaced. Dinner was put on hold while I took hamburg out of the freezer and cooked another batch of meat.

man it's been a busy day. I am t.i.r.e.d. April vacation is over. Back to school tomorrow. The week hasn't even started and I am exhausted. Maybe the routine of school will help me get back on track.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hannah and X-Rays

Hannah had her PT eval today. She will have PT twice a week. Today we also went and had x-rays done. She is on her way of being fitted for a helmet.

I'm a bit overwhelmed and exhausted. not just physically but emotionally.

It's not bad I suppose compared to what others have gone through and are going through. Many of my friends in blogville and locally.

But I can't help but want to cry that my beautiful baby girl isn't "perfect"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Let it begin

So, I called the ins. company today to find out if they cover corrective helmets. PRAISE GOD and the stars that aligned cause they cover 2,500 bucks worth. The PT that I spoke to over the phone today said that if Hannah needed a helmet they would start at about 1,800.

Hannah's PT eval is tomorrow. She will determine then if H needs a helmet for her Plagiocephaly caused by her Torticollis.

I noticed today that her right ear was higher then her left now.

I swear I am not making this all up. I am looking back at pictures of her when she was first born and even though the flatness of Plagiocephaly, wasn't noticeable the tilting of her head caused by Torticollis definitely was. But I just thought it was because she was a late term preemie and didn't have the strength to hold it to either side.

Bug and his buddy are in from outside declaring they are starving to death, interrupting my thoguhts...So I am off.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hannah was dx with Torticollis

Hannah in her Bumbo working on her neck muscles

Hannah had her Four month wellness visit today. Her stats are.

weight: 12 lbs 6 oz (17%)
length: 24.5 inches (53%)
Head Circumference 16.5 (71%)

She is a peanut. During her two month visit the dr. advised us to be mindful of her laying on one side too long b/c she was getting a flat spot on the side of her head. We have been really good about this and I brought it up again today b/c the flat spot has gotten worse and she doesn't turn her head to the right well. She will do it, but not for long and only occasionally.

After examining her, she said that Hannah has what is called torticollis

She was referred to PT and after evaluation her the PT may or may not recommend a helmet to help reshape Hannah's skull. It's not totally noticeable in the front. her forehead is pushed forwards a little on one side, but unless she has to wear glasses later in life you probably wont notice. The back is a different story. One side is perfectly round why the other side looks like it was sat on and squished.

The doc. is hesitant for the helmet, but we aren't suppose to lay her on her back for any reason except for sleep. as if. how am I suppose to do that. Wouldn't the helmet help prevent it from getting worse until her neck muscle is working properly?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hannah four months

Easter Sunday

4 months this week. AJ finally holds Hannah for an Easter Picture.

AJ close to holding Hannah, But not yet. Just over 3 months

Hard to believe this coming week will mark four months... She is still teeny tiny.