Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First Train Ride/Torticollis

Yesterday Jackson went on his very first train ride when we drove out to Georgetown and went on the "Georgetown Loop". Then we drove up through the Guanella Pass to see all of the beautiful fall colors. Jackson was wonderful and we had another beautiful Colorado day.

Today Jackson and I went back to Children's to have his brace adjusted. The doctor thinks that he is doing well, but we won't know for sure until he has another ultrasound in five weeks. Along with Jackson's Hip Displaysia he also has a problem with his neck called "Torticollis" where his head is tilted to one side. The torticollis goes hand in hand with the displaysia and also has to do with not having enough room to grow inside of me. There are some neck exercises that we have been doing with Jackson since he was a week old, and today the doctor gave us more to do with him. Hopefully doing these more often will help stretch out his neck muscle and correct the problem. The worst case scenario would be that if the stretches don't work he would have to have surgery on his neck when he is about a year old. We are praying that the stretches are successful so that we don't get to that point. These are also really painful for Jackson and hard for Matt and I to do to him. We know that it will pay off in the long run though, and he won't remember all of this pain he had to go through as an infant.

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