Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Legg-Calve-Perthes

This is a degenerative disease of the hip joint which can be caused by a genetic disease fairly common among terriers or initiated by an injury. The cure is replacement of the hip socket followed by physical therapy. The cost: who knows? but probably in the thousands.



I could go on and on but she just called to say she thinks her water broke-a slow trinkle not the Niagara Falls I had experienced with her. She is talking to the mid-wife service. They probably will have her come in. Did she pack ahead of time? Is the carseat installed? Of course not.

Update: Well it's been an hour since she first called the midwife. Her favorite is occupied at the moment but will call back as soon as there is a break in the action. Meanwhile the baby is active, she's strep B negative, so no hurry.The policy is that they usually have them come in to triage to test if it's really amniotic fluid. If so, they watch the contractions and heartbeat for 20 minutes to make sure all is right and then send them home until labor really starts. Most of the time it does in 24 hours. If it doesn't start, they will induce within 24 hours. (the policy when I had her was 72 hours: after dripping for 2 days straight, I asked to be induced-labor did not start on its own).

Further update: Her midwife didn't call but another one did very surprised that she isn't in labor dilated as much. We are going into triage (holding area in which they decide whether to keep you) and they will test the fluid.

3 comments:

Kathy& Chris said...

Dear Sue,
sounds like you and naomi are close to the goal. hang in there, you and your blog are so inspiring. thanks for sharing your lives and all the details. Sorry I am not closer to MI,
love, Kathy B

Teri Bernstein said...

This is so exciting!

Holly said...

ok grandma...here you go.....

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