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..♥♥

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pediatrician, Spine & Ocular Surgeon Pre-Op

We met with our Pediatrician (Dr. Pickering) & had our pre-op appointment with our Ocular Surgeon (Dr. Kikkawa). At the pediatrician appointment, we learned that Avery has a loss of cervical lordosis. This is a condition where the top of the spine (by the neck) is supposed to curve outward, and Avery's does not. This is likely why she typically doesn't like to look "up". Hopefully, we can discuss this with our Physical Therapist after surgery and see if stretching this area will improve it. We also learned that her scoliosis is a 20 degree levoscolioosis of the thoracolumbar spine. This curvature is located where the spine and ribs meet. She also had her shots today....poor baby :(

Surgery is just around the corner & we are looking forward to getting it over with! Thank you again to all of you who have shown us so much love and support throughout this.

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