Filed under DOC Band

“She’s been kissed by an angel…”

One of my little gals has a strawberry hemangioma. Actually, she has two. One on her neck, and the second one is cavernous on her hairline. As her mom, I know they are there and I monitor them, but I don’t “see” them. It’s a non-issue for me. It’s not until someone else points them … Continue reading

Flat-Head Syndrome is Not A Disability

The initial news about the 7 month old infant thrown from the parking structure at CHOC in Orange on last week is completely devastating. According to news reports the infant boy was wearing a helmet and was being treated for congenital muscular torticollis and plagiocephaly (flat-head syndrome). His father claims that the child’s mother is suffering from … Continue reading

Birthdays, pumpkins and no more tiara

We’ve had an exciting last few weeks (okay, month) since I’ve last posted. The girls turned one and we had a party for them at a local park. They had a really fun time, although I don’t think they knew what it was all about. I think their favorite part of the day was playing … Continue reading

MILESTONE: Our Work is Done Here

After five months, we’ve graduated from our DOC Band treatment. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time with the team at our local Cranial Technologies clinic. They are so positive, knowledgeable and supportive, helping us through a process that can be stressful and time consuming. The DOC Band (aka The Tiara) takes advantage of an infant’s growth … Continue reading

A SWAT Operation and My List of Answers

Eating in a restaurant with my family takes a lot of pre-planning. I think that’s true for all families with small children. But as parents of multiples, it takes logistics to a whole new level. We choose restaurants that are (a) clean (and cross our fingers they have a changing table in the restroom), (b) … Continue reading

Tiara Update

C had a great DOC Band appointment this week with the team at Cranial Technologies. We’re now in our sixth week of treatment, wearing the “tiara” for at least 23 hours each day. Why 23? We can take it off for baths and swim time. We’ve been really impressed with her care – their knowledge … Continue reading