Thursday, January 01, 2009

Update on Nate's leg

The good news is that Nate does NOT have a fracture in his femur and his leg has been doing better over the last couple of days. It appears that it was actually his hip area that was the problem. Dr. Cyrus said that the radiologist reported some subluxation with his hip and this most likely was the source of the pain. Since Nate is non-ambulatory and his muscles are so weak, the connection between his upper femur and his hip has a greater possibility of slipping out of place because the muscles, ligaments & tendons aren't strong enough to keep everything in place.
We can tell that he is doing better because he is really back to swinging his leg when it's in the sling!
Thanks for checking on Nate and we wish all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1 comment:

Jana Gundy said...

Glad all is well. I know some sma kids who have this problem and there is really nothing to be done. Have a great weekend!