Bye bye, helmet! Sort of.


Connor will now have to learn that he can’t head butt everything in sight and get off scot free because we are done with the cranial remolding helmet! Well, mostly. He’s still going to wear it at night to prevent the pressure on the back of his head, but that’s really just sort of precautionary. It’s not guaranteed to make a difference. At any rate, Connor had a scan this morning and the changes were very minor from the last scan. Most of the correction took place in the first few weeks and it’s just not enough at this point to justify continuing treatment. While his head isn’t perfect, I think it’s vastly improved. Plus, he has so much hair, you can’t really see anything anyway. The scan diagram actually makes the change look more minimal than I think it actually is. We go back in eight weeks for an exit scan and we will be done! Imagine that, treatment finished before it ever even gets paid for by insurance…

Not sorry to see it go, but I will miss the wide eyed shock of children in public running to their moms and loudly whispering, “What is on that baby’s head?!”


7 thoughts on “Bye bye, helmet! Sort of.”

  1. YEAH! That is awesome news! Be prepared for lots of bumps in the next 2 weeks. Dane had a boy in his class with a helmet and it took him about 2 weeks to figure out that it actually hurts when you headbutt things without a helmet. Hoping Connor is a much faster learner. 🙂

  2. I just found your blog and learned so much. Your son is a doll!! I am knew to the world of blogs but it seems to be such a great tool for moms who are raising children with rare special needs or medical issues. I blog a little about my son’s rare skin disease called Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevi. We are lucky that aside from a visual difference my son is healthy with out the neurological issues.

    1. Thank you so much for the compliments and for reading! I’ll be over to check your blog out as well. I’m not familiar with that condition. It’s amazing how many things are out and you would never know until your child is afflicted with something…

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