Does anyone's child have scoliosis?
My 10 month old, Krissy, has scoliosis. SHe is in a cast to keep her straight and to get her spine to grow the correct way. We found out a few months ago. Thank God we found out AFTER I left her father or else I'd still be in a bad relationship. Her father considers her special needs and disabled. I don't. It is just a condition that will take a long time to fix. The doctor seems determined to not only "fix it" but to completely heal it.
I have a strong little girl. She has learned to adapt. Instead of crawling normally, she crawls on her back. Let me tell you, she gets around FAST! She is happy and otherwise healthy. She has started PT every other week when she is at my house. I am passing on it in two weeks because she will be in a new cast and for the first week she is a little sore. I don't want to over due it. She will be able to walk and do everything her big sister does.
I want nothing more than to take her swimming or give her a bath. I hate giving her spongebaths, but try to make it fun. I will sing her stupid little songs while I'm washing her hair like in a salon. She just smiles and "sings" along with me.
There really isn't a point to this post, but I guess if another mom just found out their child needs casting, they won't feel alone. I have found a wonderful support group, but all of the women live so far away and is not on cafemom. I'm saving up money to get Krissy this vest with ice packs so I can atleast take her to the park and not worry as much about her getting to hot.
If you see a child in a cast, don't judge. Kids normally don't notice, but we do. I've had people ask me what's wrong with her. I don't mind that. I mind when people laugh at her or when I hear them say she must have been in an accident or abused. I would rather her be in a cast than spine surgery twice a year.