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Re: Day 2 in second DOC Band.

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It does sound like it's a little snug, but I don't think it's too

snug. I think maybe the scan does allow for a snugger fit (like I

mentioned, the cap that was holding his prominent forehead in place

was just a little too tight for Jake, but it was an easy fix), but

you're still in the first week and just need to get the kinks worked

out. I know it was an adjustment for me that first week, you kind of

think it's going to be super simple and exactly the same cause

you've already been dealing with it for so many months, but I had to

keep reminding myself that this was a different helmet made to fit

his current headshape at the time of the scan. So 's head was

a different (rounder!) shape when the second one was made, so it's

going to fit her differently than the first one did. Definitely take

her in on Monday, I'm sure it will make you feel more comfortable

and hopefully it will just take a couple quick adjustments to get

the red spots and indentation resolved. Keep us posted!

Jake-23m (tort resolved/rt plagio/DOCBand #2 10 weeks)


> >

> > We got 's second band yesterday. She was in her first

> band

> > just short of 3 months and we've seen termendous changes!!!! And

> to

> > point out, her first helmet was traditional casting an this new

> one

> > was the 3d scan.

> >

> > As it was put on her head, it didn't look as loose as the first

> > one. Actually looked " tight " , I mentioned that all out loud. We

> did

> > our 20 minute wait and then our clinician made the cuts around


> > ears and we were on our way. I stared the 3 hour checks as soon

> as

> > we got home and there are real specific spots that look to be

> > painful. The one we are most concerned with is in the front that

> > looks to be digging into her soft spot. Every time I take off


> > helmet, the spot is there. Also, there is a long crease on the

> left

> > side of her forehead.

> >

> > NOW, as for the long crease - 3 inches or so, CT says only look

> for

> > pressure points. Well, this is an inditation of the helmet,

> doesn't

> > this count?

> >

> > I wish I had brought her old helmet home last night, I would

> have

> > popped that on for the weekend, but they kept it until the

> positive

> > of her head comes in. NUTS!

> >

> > For those of you who have experience with both traditional

> casting

> > and 3d scan, did you see a considerable difference with the

> helmets?

> > Our first one was quite roomy and it would move a little on her

> > head. This one, no such room available.

> >

> > I am going to plan on going up on Monday (our regular appt. is

> > Thursday).

> > What do you think is going on?

> >

> > Thanks for hanging on this long!

> >

> >

> > 8 Months old, scaphy DOC band #1 5/15/08-8/8/ 08

> > band #2 day 2, not a happy mommy;)

> >


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