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11-02-2007, 06:38 PM
Ok My son jake had the endoscopic procedure done in which they removed the strip of bone and he only has 2 small incisions. Now he is wearing a helmet, but not a molding helmet this is a helmet that fully covers his head. I really don't know what it's purpose is? His head has changed so much in the past 3 weeks and he looks great. The helmet though seems to be too big and we have gotten it adjusted twice already. Has anyone else's kid had this surgery with this helmet? What is the purpose of this helmet?
11-04-2007, 06:05 PM
I'm hoping someone can help. We didn't use a helmet so I have no clue :crazy
I have heard that you do go in for alot of adjustments though.....
11-07-2007, 12:59 AM
My son has a molding helmet that covers his full head. can you explain what it looks like and is made out of?
11-07-2007, 08:59 AM
It covers his whole head and look like plastic...it's clear..so I can see his head...but now we might have to get him recasted because it is too big!
11-08-2007, 10:26 PM
Does it look at all like this?
11-09-2007, 09:36 AM
YES That is Jake's Helmet! By the way your son looks so cute!
11-09-2007, 01:01 PM
That is a newer style of molding helmet. I dislike it. It is not as comfortable as the more common ones. He's a jake too. :)
11-09-2007, 03:06 PM
Oh Jake looks so cute bless him x
11-10-2007, 11:00 AM
Here is ours. The orthoist told us it would be a little big to allow room for growth. WE've had to go every week so far for adjustments, but I think we are pretty close to getting the best fit.
11-10-2007, 11:21 AM
Soooooo cute! x
11-10-2007, 07:08 PM
The helmets are so ugly. But the babies are so cute!
11-10-2007, 09:59 PM
Gavin gets his helmet next week. I have no idea what it is going to look like. Did it take a while for your babies to adjust to wearing the helmet? I think Gavin is absolutely going to hate it! Any tips?
11-10-2007, 10:18 PM
Daniel was only 4 months when he got his. He cried for an hour straight and that was pretty much the worst of it. He has his moments now and then when he is fussy about it, especially putting it on, but honestly he has tolerated it so much better than I expected.
I don't know if it helps you or not, but I tried to focus on the different ways I could decorate the helmet so I had something to look forward to. I couldn't wait for him to get that helmet so I could start painting it! LOL!
As I'm sure you've seen here and other places, when you go out with the helmet on, you may feel very self concious. After the surgery and before the helmet, I felt like everyone was staring at me like I dropped him on his head because of the stitches. I just had to remind myself that is all in MY head. Painting it was cathartic and also gave me a reason to tell myself why people stare, if that makes any sense.
I'm not sure about older babies adjusting to the helmet. One thing that bothered me that I didn't expect was now his sweet little head on my shoulder feels like a rock. I miss his soft noggin.
11-10-2007, 10:34 PM
My little jake is getting used to the helmet but being that it does not fit right that was the only problem we had. I have to say I can't wait for his new helmet so that he can statrt getting used to the new fit. Right now I hate that he has to wear the helmet because I love feeling his little head...but I also know that in the end he will have a pretty round head. I am just glad that winter is upon us and that he will be in the house, hopefully by April he will not have to wear it. ...even though his birthday is in June the Dr. said that if he learns to take it off then thats the end of it!
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