Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our Appt with "The Helmet Man"

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that our pediatrician was sending the boys to see "the helmet man." Well "the helmet man" is a plastic surgeon & the boys were being seen because they each have a flat place on the back/side of their heads, this is referred to as plagiocephaly. It is causing their ears to be misaligned & it's also causing another condition called torticollis. Torticollis is where the neck muscle has tightened on one side because the boys always have their heads turned in one direction, their heads automatically roll to the flat spot & the tightened muscle makes it difficult for them to turn their heads in the other direction. We've been working on stretching their neck muscles for a couple months now & it is getting slightly better, but their heads still roll to the flat spot when they are on their backs, so we are fighting that constantly.
The outcome of the appointment is that the boys all need helmets, which we pretty much knew. However our insurance does not cover the helmets :( So we are looking into a few different things... programs & organizations that may help with funding & we are looking for used helmets to purchase or to be donated. We have had one offered to us so far :)

This is the type of helmet we are looking for in size large
I will keep you updated on the progress of the helmets...

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