As noted at her last clinic, Lil Bit has a slight difference in leg size. One is a tad smaller than the other. That is also the one she moves more. Kinda seems contradictory doesn’t it? Well, we don’t know yet. More wait and see.
Her dr didn’t express any concern over it at her visit. We didn’t think anything about it either. I have just noticed since then, you know, now that my attention has been brought to the matter, that she does indeed move that leg more. Much more. The other leg moves, yeah, sure, but the smaller one is much more *active*.
I mentioned it on the spina bifida board and they all say it’s quite common for legs to differ in size. Sometimes it is/can become an issue, other times not. At this point, it doesn’t *mean* anything. It could be her dominant side, or not. That could be her weaker leg, or not. She may need a brace for that side, or not.
She appears to have less flexibility on that side. Her foot tends to flex upwards more. It doesn’t point as much as the other. It seems more tensed up. And when I ‘pull’ on that foot, to flex it up and down, doing both feet at the same time, you can definitely feel where the smaller, right leg, tenses up sooner and resists movement. Then she’ll forcefully kick it! So funny.
So, nothing to worry about for the time being, but we’ll be keeping an eye on that. And I’m sure we’ll cover that at her next clinic. No biggy. Just thought I’d update y’all here with what I had. We don’t have much going on right now as she’s done with surgeries and doing well. And we’re not struggling with anything. No more diapering issues or anything. Just normal day to day stuff around here. Oh, we have made the switch to Luvs diapers. We were steady with the Pampers for a while, just because I didn’t want to introduce a change just yet for fear of break outs/reactions. But I made the switch recently, for the sake of our pocketbook 😉 and all is well. She can now wear diapers the right way, I think I may have already mentioned that. All is well. She’s growing like crazy, cute as can be. She’s my little sweetheart. 🙂
She got a pretty new headband today. :squee: