Monday, April 7, 2008

Ethan's Helmet Progress

Wanted to give a quick update on Ethan's helmet. He has been wearing it for a little over 3 months now. We see the doctor every 3 weeks for a refitting (they shave out part of the inside of the helmet based on his head growth). Last week, Ethan's measurement (basically of head symmetry discrepancy) was 9mm. It started out as 17mm. They consider about 7 mm average. So it's doing great, and we are keeping it on one more month (at least) to try to get it a little further corrected, and with the hope that the ear misalignment might straighten out a bit more.

We notice a BIG improvement when we look at his head now. Especially as we've looked at old pictures, and in certain angles it really stood out just how flat it was.

I've had several people come up to me and tell me that their child or grandchild wore one and it worked wonders, and several others say that their child or grandchild should have worn one because their head is still noticably misshapen (at an elementary school age.

So, all in all, we are really grateful with the progress, and happy that we elected to go ahead with the helmet. Thank you all for your prayers and support!!!

On another note, he has started to really break out on his forehead from wearing it, and has a yucky irritated red spot in the back, so we have to head back to Peoria for another visit tomorrow!

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