Spica Cast Cut-Off Day

We. Are. Done. With. The. Hip. Spica. Cast!

Alleluia!! 12 Weeks. 5 Days.

Comments

  1. says

    What a relief. Glad they are pleased with her progress. I can’t imagine what you went through the last 12 weeks. I am so happy for you all. She is such a beautiful, strong little girl. Love the bath pictures. That had to be such a wonderful feeling.

  2. says

    Oh wow… I remember the relief so well. Hallelujah! :) Her brace looks like it will allow her lots of movement. I know you are SO thankful to be done with that nasty old cast!

    It’s great that she was so eager to take baths again. Bronwyn was scared stiff of the bathtub, so for a while I gave her baths in the kitchen sink. She loved that; I guess it kept her legs feeling more secure than the big tub.

  3. Annalee says

    Thank you so much for your posts! My baby is getting a Spica cast next Thursday and she has to keep it on for 12 weeks. I am so daunted and overwhelmed and your blog has just made me feel so much better. My baby also loves the bath and I can’t wait to see her enjoying it post-Spica. It’s so nice to know there is a happy end to all this. Thanks for your tips on diapering too!

    • says

      Good luck to you! I hope everything goes very smoothly and that you get the hang of the spica quickly. It’s hard, but you’ll figure it out!! And before you know it, she’ll be out! I’d love to hear how everything goes!

  4. Chris says

    Hi Michelle. We just got through the 8 weeks of the Lorenz brace after the 12 weeks of the Spica cast on our 2 year old. We are now 2 weeks into the “weaning” process from the Lorenz brace. It’s basically off now except for nights and naps. Our daughter is getting along well. The leg that was operated on is still slightly turned out when she walks. Just wondered how long it took your daughter to get her “normal” walk back?

    Again, great website!
    Thanks
    Chris

    • says

      She’s still not normal, Chris. Glad to hear you are getting to take the brace off. I was pretty concerned initially and called Weinstein twice. I also asked everyone on the DDH boards this question. What I learned is that it can take months and months {and months} to regain the strength. Swimming & pedaling motion is supposed to be very good. Sara’s walk depends a lot on how tired she is. It’s better during the day and worse when she’s tired. Her left leg is not out as far as it was – it has slowly been getting more straight. Hope that helps!!

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