Update on Adam
Sorry I haven't been here for a while....last year was a difficult year as my Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in April but deteriorated very quickly, and after a month in hospital had to move to a residential home where, after 2 months he sadly died.
Anyway, I wanted to post an update on Adam's progress. He's now 4 and came out of plaster casts in January 2011. Since then he's been in braces and on 6 month reviews. At both reviews last year, the brace maintained the correction gained by casting.
Happily, we had another review this week and Adam's curve has improved by 7-8 degrees since December...the consultant is "cautiously optimistic" - he said no guarantees but positive and encouraging to see an improvement.
I do have a question though - Adam will start school in September (he's gone to preschool since he was 3 and attended nursery before that) and I'm wondering if there's anything I need to bring to their attention? The only thing I can imagine him having problems with would perhaps be gymnastics in PE (things like a forward roll won't work in a brace I guess!) and occasional help if his trouser waistband gets stuck on his brace after going to the toilet, but maybe those of you with school age children in braces might have had experiences of things I've not thought of? My only real worry is not wanting him to become self conscious about his brace when he's always been so compliant, especially after this weeks news proving wearing it is beneficial for him.
Mum to Adam, age 5 and a half; idiopathic infantile scoliosis diagnosed December 2008, 1st cast November 2009 reducing curve from 44 to 31 degrees. 2nd cast February 2010 reducing to 24 degrees. 3rd Cast May 2010 reducing to 18 degrees (4th cast in July due to pressure sore). 5th cast October 2010 reducing to 14 degrees. Boston Brace fitted January 2011 onwards.