By sharing our story and our experiences with this birth injury we will hopefully educate people. Knowledge is power. Our hope is that you will read this blog, share it with your friends, and they will share with their friends. Then in some small way we have prevented other families from having to go through what we have.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Did you know that shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries are more common than CP or Downs syndrome? Please tell everyone you know about shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries. Urge your friends to talk to their OB/GYN's or midwives about their risk of a shoulder dystocia emergency and how to prevent it.
Tell one woman, save one baby.
Friday, October 2, 2009
We drove to Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday, saw Dr. Kozin this morning, toured the US Mint this afternoon, and headed back to Ohio. Jadon got the casts off of his legs and the wrap off of his arm. No tummy time and no lifting his arm above his shoulder for 3 weeks. They tell us we can minimize the scars by massaging them and keeping them out of the sun. I posted pictures below of the incisions that were unveiled today. So far, an uneventful trip but, we have met several great people, all facing their own challenges. Next visit is in three months.