So just got back from the Doctor. I'm freaking out, her doctor said her skin was falling differently on one of her legs. But she said every time she does her hip exam she doesn't feel anything out of place or unusual. She is sending us to get some X rays done of her hip. Of course me being me i'm freaking out. It could be nothing but i'm thinking of the worse possibilities. I can't help it.. ): Anybody else having to deal with something similar?
My daughter was born with congenital hip dysplasia that could not be felt with a hip exam for the first three years of her life and she just had a total hip reconstruction done in January....so I'm glad you're doctor is taking precautions because I do not wish this struggle on anyone.
I'm not trying to scare you, just saying i'm glad your LO is gunna get checked out
'm glad your dr is doing something about this now...my son had a severe leg problem when he was younger...I can't remember what exactly it was called, but it started at the hips, and in his knees. It made him walk like he was bull legged and pigeon toed all in one. No one ever noticed it at his dr appointments at all. He was always walking into things, and a lot of people would ask me if he just learned how to walk and he had been walking for at least 6 months. I finally realized there was something severely wrong with him when he fell up concrete stairs and gave himself a concussion. (his dad had leg issues when he was younger, and grew out of it about a year after he started walking, so we figured it was the same). I took him to 2 different specialists and begged them to put braces on his legs to straighten them out, and they both said they don't do that anymore because studies show they normally will grow out of it before they are 9, whether they have braces or not, and they don't want to add to the child if its something that will correct itself.. The only thing they told me to do was get real supportive shoes from like stride rite, and get special insoles put in them. They said if it does not correct itself by age 9 they will do surgery to correct it. His legs are still bad (he is now 4) but he has adapted to the issue and does not have as many accidents. Unfortunately, my daughter has the same issue...when I pointed it out to the specialist when she was about 7 months old at one of my sons appointments she brushed me off saying she was too young to determine any type of problem. She is now 3, and we have to get her special shoes and insoles too.