I am a whole new woman tonight.
Appointment went really good (2 1/2 hours!) and I was glad Clay was finally in on it all. We decided… drum roll… to move forward. We even had the scan done today, so next Wednesday Lola will have her band. I feel great about this decision. I am ready to move forward.
Some great news and things to keep praying for… they thought the band would only need to be worn 6, maybe 8, weeks. Yay! I’ll go every week for adjusting, because she is growing so much right now. Please pray for a short time in the band and that my little furnace baby will adjust to the temperature with the band on. I’ll have to be mindful that she sweats a lot and keep her hair dry and band dry. Please pray Lola won’t mind wearing the band and that her fabulous sleeping habits won’t be interrupted.
CT does a DSi which takes a picture of her from all angles and presents a 3D model of her head (actually her whole body) which they then make a model of her head and a band to fit it. It was very interesting. Lola had to wear a stocking over her head AND face! The girl could have cared less. It was funny.
Lola has brachy, which we knew, and no plagiocephaly. Just FYI I guess.
Please be praying for insurance as well. There is a chance I can get insurance worked out if the HPB HR rep will write an exemption letter regarding the exclusion in our benefits. Then it will only cost $600 versus a whole lot more. Big prayers towards that.
Some parents this is an easy decision for them and some may choose not to and some may go back and forth like we did. I think it’s important to really think through it and make the decision you feel is best for your child. I felt like it was important for Lola to wear the band so her head and skull could be shown the proper way to grow again. If she didn’t wear the band it would only know to grow the way it’s shaped which isn’t the best way for her head to grow. So there it is.
Well I will write more later with some pictures hopefully. We have a couple of more doctor appointments tomorrow. One for me and one for her. Oh I sold my display to my Mac so I probably won’t be able to post pictures for awhile unless Clay and I share his desktop… fat chance on that. :)
Thanks for all the prayers and support. I really felt peace today about 3/4ths of the way through the appointment.
Love you all.
P.S. Lola- I think this will be so funny if you read this all one day. And thank me for your pretty round head, because if we left it up to your daddy you would never have been able to wear headbands. I try and let him be the decision maker but since his tooth has been half rotten for two years now and he magically thinks it will heal itself then we can leave these types of decisions up to me! :) Love you Lola Lou.