Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Harri update

Harriet’s latest appointment at Stanmore revealed that her hips are continuing to develop normally. We’d rather foolishly thought that if she got the all-clear now she’d not need to return for a couple of years, but we also thought the worst would definitely be over. However, because her hip condition was bilateral, complications are more likely and she may still require another operation before the age of five if things stop developing properly.

Once we got over the initial shock of that – and Harri will continue to be checked up every six months so hopefully any problems will be spotted quickly – we realised that the news was still good. If nothing else it means we can concentrate on worrying about her hernia – the consultant was adamant that the surgery wasn’t responsible for it, so presumably a weakness was already there, but we first appeared while she was in plaster, which makes it quite a coincidence! Perhaps they were worried we might go looking for compensation or something like that – rest assured we would never do that! So far Stanmore have done an excellent job, and thankfully the hernia hasn’t caused any more major problems since our last aborted rush to A&E, although it has reappeared briefly over the past couple of days, just to keep us on our toes!

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