Here is a more recent pic of our peanut!
We've been MIA for quite some time. Our baby boy is cast-free & in a bucket brace at night. He is doing great & started walking this week. Not too shabby...walking at 13 months after having very limited use of his legs for about 5 months of his life. This boy may have been walking at 8 months if it weren't for this hip dysplasia!
One VERY IMPORTANT thing that I've learned since last post was that babies with hip dysplasia qualify for state funded medical insurance. Even if you have regular insurance for your child, look into state funded medical insurance for them! It is secondary coverage for our peanut, which means from now until he is 18, we will have NO medical bills for him! It covers co-pays, etc. In PA, I applied through Keystone Mercy, but I know it varies from state to state. Look into it!
I don't have any other earth shattering info to share other than that. If you ever want to contact me, please feel free to email me at
I love to help other Mommies who are going through this long, tedious journey of having a baby with hip dysplasia :)