Who We Are
Daddy, Husband, IT guy, Marine
Mommy, Wife, Creator, Registered Nurse
Big brother, entertainer, super hero
spica baby, inspiration, the star of our show
In November 2015, our daughter Londyn was officially diagnosed with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). She had just reached four months old. Her treatment plan began with a Pavlik Harness for several weeks, followed by a month of freedom. Her follow up visit revealed that her hip dysplasia had recurred and she would require the next phase of treatment: a closed reduction and spica cast.
We were initially very disturbed by the news, as this had been our worst fear from the beginning. In preparation we began scouring the web for information, as I'm sure you have. Two things stood out. One, the community of spica parents and those dealing with DDH is much larger than I would have ever imagined. Two, the information and resources out there are very limited. There are some amazing resources we have found, and you can connect with all of them from this website, but over all we felt drastically unprepared for what we were about to go through.
Our hope is that Spica Life will be a clear and simple resource for you, in preparation for your spica journey. We hope that it will be an encouragement to you as you live your life each week, counting down until cast removal. We hope that you will connect with us, and take part in our mission to raise awareness and support for parents about to begin life with a spica baby. If you have lived the spica life, YOU are the resource. Your experience can be a help to someone. Let us know your experiences, and help Spica Life continue evolving.
We are parents. We have lived the highs and lows of spica life. We are here to support you in any way we can, but if you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and wellbeing of your child, please contact your primary medical professional. Our intent is not to offer medical advice. Our goal is to show you the best ways we have found through our experience to live a "normal" life after you leave the hospital with a spica baby, and get you there as quickly as possible.
You can do this. We can help. Start your journey here.
If you would like to hear more details of our story, and week by week insight into our spica journey, visit Bridget's blog at Golden Frenzy.