Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Laying on the "right" side

Brayden has always been leaning to his left, even as an infant. We prop, support, stretch and attempt to strengthen him so he does not lean to the left. We have started to notice a significant curvature to his spine (does not help that he is under weight and it protrudes too much). His physical therapist strongly encouraged us to make an appointment with his orthopedist. In the meantime, we are still propping, supporting...and laying him on his side to help. After a long day, he crashed in bed with George (melt my heart; and it took a lot of self control not to kiss or touch this sweetness).

4 comments:

Eric said...

I have been fighting the same problem with Segev for twelve years now. In the end the neurological damage will cause a predisposition toward one side (often you will see seizures, especially the small ones, going almost exclusively to one side). I say the propping is of limited value, stronger lateral supports, especially in his chair is the best option.

Melissa said...

This is the sweetest picture! I love it.

The VW's said...

Such a sweet picture!

Gavin has always leaned to the right. We are always adjusting him as well!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs!!!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Emily tends to lean to her left too! There is something about that side!

Love that picture! It is absolutely precious!