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CONGENITAL HIP, DAUGHTER

From: JANE EGGMAN
Date: 20 Jul 2000
Time: 17:59:57
Remote Name: 216.224.143.190

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MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN ON 4/8/60. I WAS ADVISED AT THE TIME ABOUT HER HIP AND WAS SENT TO A ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR. WHEN 5 MONTHS OLD THEY BORKE YHE LIGAMENTS IN HER RIGHT LEG AND WAS PLACED IN A BODY CAST IN 9/1960 AND REMAINED IN BODY CAST UNTIL DEC. 1960. WHEN SHE BEGAN TO WALK SHE WALKED HEEL TO HEEL AND WAS PLACE IN A PILLOW SPLINT AND PLASTIC SPLINT OVER DIAPER. WHEN SHE WAS GOING INTO FIGH SCHOOL SHE HAD A TERRIFIC GROWTH SPURT AND WAS LIMPING BADLY. SHE AGAIN HAD SURGERY IN SAN FRANCISCO AND THEY SAW THRU THE THIGH BONE AND PUT THREE PINS IN HER LEG AND WAS AGAIN IN A BODY CAST FOR SEVERAL MONTHS UNTIL THE BONE FILLED IN. SHE WASLKED WITH A DECIDED LIMP AND HAD TO WEAR A SHOE WITH A LIFT. OVER THE YEARS THE WEAR AND TEAR HAS GOTTEN WORSE AND NOW THEY SAY AFTER XRAYS THAT SHE HAS NOTHING HOLDING HER LEG TOGETHER EXCEPT THE WIRES THAT WERE PUT THERE AT THE TIME OF HER SECOND SURGERY. SHE IS ON CONSTANT PAIN MEDICATION AND AT NITE HAS HORRIBLE PAIN WHEN HER LEG GOES INTOA SPASM. HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT SHE NEEDS A HIP REPLACEMENT. SHE HAS CHAMPUS THRU HER HUSBAND'S MILITARY,. HOWEVER, DO NOT HAVE SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE AND CAN'T AFFORD THE DIFFERENCE IT WOULD COME TO IT BOTHERS ME A GREAT DEAL WHEN I SEE HER IN PAIN. WOULD LOVE TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANY ONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP HER OR GIVE US ANY ADVICE. SHE DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER SO THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO BE ME. SHE DOES NOT KNOW THAT I HAVE SEARCH THIS WEBSIT E OUT. THANK YOU.

JANE EGGMAN - e-mail honey@sosinet.net

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