Monday, January 16, 2012

Photo A Day - Day 16



Today Ashlea had botox.

In the past she has had her calves and hamstrings injected to reduce the symptoms of spasticity. This time she had her hip adductors done as well (you can see the botox going in to her adductor in this picture). Her adductors are so tight they are pulling her hips out of alignment. Hip problems are very common in children with CP - and often require major surgery to correct.

I am really hoping Ashlea won't have to go down this road, but her last hip x-ray showed her hips are starting to migrate out of their sockets.

For those of you who pray - please pray for her hips!  We really want them to stay in place!!

Sorry if the photo is a little confronting - but it gives you an idea of what my little poppet (and many of her friends) have to go through on a regular basis.  This is just one of the many medical procedures she will have this year.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear Ashlea needed her hip adductors :(

Hope she has a great result from her Botox as she normally does...if only it could last longer!

Anna said...

Praying for Ashlea's hips definitely.

Susan, Mum to Molly said...

I'm impressed that you were allowed to be with her...

Was that under GA?

Sorry to hear you're concerned about Ashlea's hip too.

Hope tomorrow is free from gas-masks and needle-sticks...

Hugs, S xx

Alison said...

No - we just have midazolam and gas - no GA.

Lacey said...

Prayers for hips to stay in place! Jax has his ortho appointment tomorrow, and we have lots to look at. Needless to say I'm a bit worked up over it!

Celinda said...

Great!