We took our oldest daughter, Arianna, in to see a pediatric ortho. specialists. We just really wanted to know if she has hip dysplasia like myself. All the doctors I have seen have all recommended we get all the kids xrayed. Our pediatrician for the kids did make the referral to a Dr. Klaumann.
We say her today. They took some xrays of her hips and then wanted one of her hips on down. The doctor came in and asked if the doctors I have seen gave more then just hip dysplasia as the diagnosis. Dusty said that the one at Mayo Clinic said that I have spondyloeipyseal dysplasia (SED). And the doctor today said that is what Arianna also has. She said it is a genetic disorder that I gave to her. She doesn't want to do anything yet. She would like to see her back in 6 months and see what is going on. But that in the future, Arianna, will be looking at reconstructive surgery too.
I am relieved to know and suspected that she had what I had and thought they would try less invasive treatments to correct the problem but I guess there is more too it then just hip issues. I just don't want to see her hurt like I have hurt with mine. It also saddens me when I read about the diagnosis on the internet. The doctor did suggest we go to a genetic counselor to find out exactly what type it is. And also to get copies of all my office notes from the doctors I have seen to have on hand so then we can see what they have had to say and plus it helps to pass on info. like that to our kids. So then they have an idea of what is going on.