+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,089
    Thanks
    7,250
    Thanked
    5,865
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week

    Default Feeling like an awful parent

    Those that have kids/bubs with hip problems, my mum mentioned this week that DD might have sore hips.

    She has always hated nappy changes and screams like she's being murdered. I thought it was her reflux and not liking being flat. After that it didn't improve and I put it down to sensory issues. (She's 19 months).

    I've been testing it out this weekend and it's when I lift her legs that she gets upset. If I roll her to the side to wipe/put a new nappy on it's ok. She doesn't seem in pain at any other time. It doesn't matter where you change her nappy or who changes it. Her whole childcare centre knows about it every time she gets her nappy changed.

    We see the paed at the end of the month and I'm taking her to the GP today.

    DP has also found that her right hip clicks. She also has a sacral dimple which I've never been concerned about as I have 2.

    Side note for those that follow my numerous posts: her feeding has improved.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    99
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    42
    Reviews
    0
    Make sure you get the go to do a referral to get an hip xray she could have undiagnosed developmental hip displasya and if she does make sure you see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon . Fingers crossed that it is nothing

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,089
    Thanks
    7,250
    Thanked
    5,865
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    We will definitely be asking for an X-ray. Is an X Ray or ultrasound better for this type of thing?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    99
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    42
    Reviews
    0
    X ray at her age

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,003
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    2 out of 4 of my kids had hip problems. My youngest was braced from 6 weeks until she was a year old.

    You will definitely need an X-ray at her age. Try not to stress about it until that happens. It *should* have been picked up by now through the various appointments with child health nurses and paeds at the hospital. Having said that my daughters (my 2nd child but first with hip dysplasia) wasn't picked up until she was one.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,089
    Thanks
    7,250
    Thanked
    5,865
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    No one has realllly checked her hips before.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,003
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Ok if it were me I'd be getting a referral to a paediatric orthopod. We had our 2nd's X-rays through a GP who completely misread them and told us she's need surgery. I was so upset (she was 1 and already walking) so a friend recommended I get a second opinion. The paediatric orthopod diagnosed that there had been an issue with her hips but it had self corrected so she didn't need surgery after all.

    It's a very specialised area so worth seeing someone expert to get a proper assessment.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    551
    Thanks
    781
    Thanked
    175
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Definitely an an xray at her age.


    - does she have uneven leg length?
    - are the creases on the back of her legs even?

    These are also good signs, my daughter didn't have clicky hips but had the above.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,089
    Thanks
    7,250
    Thanked
    5,865
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week

    Default Feeling like an awful parent

    I haven't noticed uneven legs. She does waddle but has only been walking about 3 months.

    I'll get the GP to give us an X-ray and to refer us to the orthopedist.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,003
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    It's interesting that she's only been walking for 3 months. Once babies start weight bearing their hips (if they are going to self correct) rapidly improve. My 2nd walked at 9 months which is very unusual for a baby with wonky hips but because she had been walking for 3 months when it was picked up the load bearing had helped get the socket sorted out.

    You may find this happens with your little one too.

    Was she scared of load bearing before she walked? My 4th who was braced for 12 months found it really hard to put pressure on her legs and had to have several physio sessions once the brace came off as she wouldn't walk.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Feeling awful at 4w5d
    By MummaMia92 in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25-02-2016, 20:02
  2. Awful things your child has said to you
    By Mod-Degrassi in forum General Chat
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 24-12-2015, 21:59
  3. I suck at being a parent.
    By JayLCee in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 28-08-2015, 11:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Mini Maestros
Nurturing Confident Learners. Mini Maestros offers music classes for children 6 months to 5 years of age. It is the longest running and most successful Australian business of its kind.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!