Tuesday, February 24, 2009

David Matthew's Band

So David's head has developed a flat spot on the right side and is flattened overall, and his pediatrician and a specialist both recommended getting a band to correct the shape. (I always called it a helmet before he got one, but the company that make his calls it a "doc band." I think to avoid confusion with a safety helmet). His official diagnoses are plagiocephaly and brachycephaly if you're interested. He has had his band on for a week now, and already we can tell a difference. The hardest part has been seeing him uncomfortable and sad, knowing what was wrong, but not being able to fix it. He has to wear the band 23 hours a day, and it makes it hard for him to sleep. But he has adjusted quickly, and the last three nights he's slept really well. We went to a check up today, and the doctor was really pleased with his progress. Hopefully he'll keep growing really fast, and he'll be band-less soon. Until then, he still looks pretty stinkin' cute!

I guess we should have expected this what with his name being "David Matthew." How could he not end up in a band? :)


Jonathan said...

It looks like one of those helmets the contenders wear on American Gladiators...cool!

JackandJaneyNichols said...

He looks really cute, kind of tough with his band on. Cute pictures!

Josh said...

Your baby's a stormtrooper! :) I bet he can take on Sam now with that extra protection.