Thursday, October 30, 2008
Well...what can I say about my precious little girl. She was the first child to join our family, and with her came her issues. From day one Ella has been the more demanding child; not latching on to eat, needing to be held tightly all the time becuase of her dramatic startle reflex, spitting up at every feeding. Let's just say she gives mommy a run for her money most days. That doesn't mean that I don't love and adore her...I do! She has the cutest little smile and when she laughs she melts your heart.
We noticed when she was 1 month old that she favored looking to her left. In fact you would have thought she was an accrobat the way that she would sit in her swing. We talked to the doctor about it and he gave us some tips on how to make her look the other way. At her 2-month appointment I brought it up yet again to her pediatrician and he agreed that she had some flat spots beginning to form. So he recommended that we start seeing a physical therapist to try to correct her "crooked neck" also known as tortecolis. We immediatly began going to therapy for Ella. Every Tuesday at 1pm. It has been a long 2 months, but needless to say we still go every Tuesday. A couple weeks ago we were at therapy and our PT was talking to us about the twins being 4 months old, and unfortunately there was no dramatic improvement in the shape of her head, so she wanted us to go and get her head scanned to see if she would fall in the range of benefiting from a helmet.
Well, we went for the head scan....she qualifies for a helmet. She will be wearing the helmet for 3-6 months and about 23 hours a day. I know it seems like a lot, but in the end she will benefit! As a mom you want to do anything and everything you can to make your children's lives easier, so she will get her helmet on November 4th. We are excited to see the improvements it will make.