Thursday, January 22, 2009


Dominic has been diagnosed with a mild case of torticollis. Basically it is tightening of the neck muscles due to the way Dom was laying in utero. He tends to favor and look to the right because of the tight muscles. It's easily treated with stretches & exercises. Dominic started physical therapy this week and will continue to go once a week for six weeks. Along with the physical therapy, Louie & I are responsible for the physical therapy here at home three times a day. This does NOT leave us a happy baby. We can tell that the stretching gives Dominic discomfort and leaves him sore. It breaks our heart to hear him upset during the exercises but as the muscles loosen up-we know it will get better.

We also have to live in "opposite" world. We put him on the changing table the opposite way, turned his bathtub around, and ALL of his toys are on his left side. I guess we are trying to show him how lovely the world is to the left!!

We are already seeing improvement with his "tummy time", and yesterday Dominic rolled from his belly to his back!! (He was propped up on his arms) Hopefully these six weeks fly by and our little guy is back to his happy self! :o)

Torticollis reminds me of tortoise so I decided to dress Dominic for the occasion!!


Jessica said...

I'll be thinking and praying for Dominic! I hope this all passes.

ohio*LEZ-girl*in*NYC said...

awww, poor baby! he just likes to lean to the right a bit :) He'll be fine, I'm sure! You two are such good parents!

Shannon said...

Im praying for Dominic! He looks so cute with that tortise bib on!

~*Rachel*~ said...

What side of you did Louie sleep on when you were pregnant? Maybe when he was in there he just always looked towards his Daddy! He's getting so big! So Beautiful! You really do have a perfect baby!