Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Cock Robin

We had a hospital appointment today to see how Lucy was getting on after having her halo removed.
The Doctor straight away noticed that her neck was not straight. He asked several times when the halo was removed, I'm not sure why, it was two weeks ago, it seemed like he didn't believe me. He said that she had a xray on 3rd March and her neck was straight. I said 'yes, that was two weeks ago, when she had her halo removed.'

He took off her collar and asked her to look to the left, which she did (and grimaced). The he asked her to look to the right, which she couldn't do (and grimaced even more). He asked her if she was in pain, she replied 'a little bit' She hates admitting to being in pain for some reason.

Then he said he would need to speak to her consultant, but was certain that she needed a scan. So we waited around for a while. Then he got back to us and said that they couldn't arrange a scan until tomorrow so could we come back. On the way home I had a call to say we had to come in Thursday instead.

So, still no answers. We really don't know what is going on.

I have two theories.

1. The muscles are too week to hold her head up straight and that's what is making her lean. Perhaps if they can strengthen her muscles then she will be recovered.
I worry that maybe her muscles were lax in the first time and that's why the bones subluxed. In which case there may not be a way to strengthen them. I'm not sure what the answer would be if that was the case.

2. Her joints are starting to sublux again. In which case then they will need to find another way to fix her, if that's possible. It also means the last three months of enduring the halo have all been for nothing!
It also brings up the question, why are her joints subluxing all the time?

One thing that the consultant has mentioned in the past is fusion. The joints in her neck would be screwed into place to stop them from moving.

I hope it doesn't come to that, but I do want her fixed.





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