Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rejoice!!!

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Isaiah 29:19

Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.


Wahoo! I am TRULY rejoicing tonight! After a LONG but uneventful Chicago trip, I have WONDERFUL news to share! It took 2 1/2 grueling hours in a small exam room, but after the adjustments were made and all was done, Owen's band finally fits right! It not only fits right (doesn't fall so low on his eyes or tilt around so much), but there's NO RED MARK!!!!

Yes, it's true...the dreaded red mark has lost the battle and Owen's soon to be round head shape will prevail victorious!!!

Can you tell I'm a bit elated about the lack of red mark? He's had the band on for 12 hours and his skin is PERFECT! And he's happy! And I'm happy!

Thanks for your prayers and well wishes...we still have a long road ahead but I am confident that God will continue to bless our efforts and it WILL all be worth it in the end.

On another well related note, please take a moment to sign this petition:

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/0799/

It is to the American Academy of Pediatrics asking them to mandate Physicians to watch head shape early on and be proactive in assessment, prevention and referral (in a nutshell). I am passionate about this especially because I believe MD's today are simply uninformed on the current therapies for cranial reshaping that ARE effective-where as when they were trained, it was more "Don't worry, head shapes vary, assymetry is no big deal, and helmets don't work".

So, early intervention and prevention is key-but due to the "back to sleep" campaign, which has been tremendously successful in decreasing infant mortality due to SIDS, flat and otherwise 'misshapen' heads are increasing and parents are left blaimng themselves, looking for treatment for a highly preventable condition -that is, Plagiocephaly, which Owen has and I believe could've been prevented or less severe with simple repositioning techniques early on when I first mentioned to his pedi about the misshapeness.

Whoa, that was a mouthful. Repositioing him would've been tedious, but not near as tedious, nor expensive as orthotic treatment is without it.

So, please sign the petition-there are already over 6,000 names of concerned parents, grandparents, friends, family, etc on this important petition that I believe can help.

Owen and I thank you in advance! All our efforts now could help millions of baby's and their parents suffer much less heartache due to positional plagiocephaly.


Before (above) -band
tipping fwd and over his right eye:-(
And it's just plain crooked!


After: Above and below
No tipping fwd even when he moves his head and you can see his 2 beautiful baby blues clearly!


Owen says " I could get more in if I wanted to!"

1 comments:

Our Story said...

Renay that's so great! I'm so glad that Owen is finally on the right track to a beautifully shaped head. I signed the petition too. Should I be worried that my # was 6606? I don't know. A little to many sixes there! Hope you are doing well!