Thursday, June 17, 2010

Measurements update.

We had our follow-up appointment at Hanger Orthotics on Tuesday to measure Anna's progress in the helmet. We can see the progress but really wanted to compare her numbers...and we were ALL extremely pleased. In fact, our orthotist said Anna wins the award for the best numbers so far! Our little head growing proud. :)

Her cephalic index (meaning the ratio of front-back and left-right, a good indicator of brachycephaly, normal is around 78-80%) started at around a 92% (first measure was around 95%) and NOW it is at 84%! WOW!

Left Anterior to Right Posterior
(meaning her front left forehead to the back right of her head, indication of positional plagiocephaly, normal is 0mm asymmetry when comparing this to the other side - front right to back left), started around a 7mm difference and a measurement of 140mm and NOW it is at 152mm, which means she grew about 12 mm!! (since her entire head has grown the difference correction would be greater than the original 7mm). HUGE difference!
Her head looks almost completely normal. The last part to "fill out" will be the top portion and we are still on for a removal date at her 10 month appointment, or August. We have another appointment in 3 weeks (July 6) then I am hoping for one more, then DONE. Couldn't have come at a better time since Anna and I will leave for the lake in mid-August.

We have physical therapy today and looking forward to sharing this news with Amy, our PT!

I just realized this post needs a picture! This was taken during breakfast the other day...our favorite end to a yummy meal of oatmeal and lick the spoon!

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