Avery Alexandra was born on October 14, 2009. She has had many health issues to battle in her short life and this blog is for our family and friends to stay updated on her progress. We also want to document this process for other families to view who may be going through the same experience. We thank you all for your continued love & support..♥♥

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Orthopedic Surgeon, X-rays & Scoliosis

We met with the Orthopedic Surgeon today. They took X-rays of her spine and neck. She officially has scoliosis with a 20% curvature of her spine. It is pretty rare for a baby to have scoliosis, but in a lot of the cases the scoliosis will resolve itself. We will not know if this will likely happen to Avery until her next appointment in 5 months. Dr. Newton says they rarely know what causes scoliosis in an infant. He also said there is nothing structurally wrong with her neck to be causing the torticollis. He believes it may have something to do with her eyes that she holds her head on a tilt. He doesn't think the physical therapy will help much (which it hasn't helped yet). We will meet with the Optomologist again next month to research the eye issue some more. Until then, we will just wait ;-( We meet with the Geneticist in July, and hopefully she can help find a reason Avery has had so many health issues.

TOY DRIVE: Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We have collected: 24 stuffed animals, 7 books, & 2 games. I will be collecting toys until Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sheila, just want to let you know that the moms in my mom's group (MOPS) are all praying for Avery. Hang in there. She's such a sweetie.