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, June 1, 2010

Plagiocephaly (right) & DOC Band (Helmet) Treatment

We met with Cranial Technologies today to get an evaluation for the DOC Band (Helmet) Therapy. Avery has Plagiocephaly, which is typically caused by getting a flat spot on the back of the head due to being on the back too much.....but Avery has it due to the Craniosynostosis. Helmet therapy is recommended to help manipulate the brain to grow in one direction and restrict growth in others in order to help create a more round head shape. The helmet typically fits for 3-4 months. At which time, Avery will be re-evaluated, and it will be determined if she needs to go for another round of therapy. She will have to wear the band 23 hours a day/everyday. The only hour it is off is for cleaning her head and the helmet. We will also have to go in for checkups at least every other week, if not more.

Oftentimes, insurance does not cover this type of therapy. They will contact me in a couple of days to let me know if our insurance will cover the therapy or not. If not, it will cost approximately $4,000 for the first round of treatment. Our fingers are crossed!

1 comment:

  1. I hope insurance pays! My girlfriend just went through this with her now 16 month old and he wore it for about 5 months. It worked well. Best of luck and I hope Kyler had a great bday!