Alleyce is 12 years old. She has been in dance for 7 years and has no plan to stop! She also was in volleyball for the first time this spring and enjoyed that as well.
She has been dealing with scoliosis since October 2015. We have been to multiple doctors. Her main treatment has been spent under the care of Dr. Dovorany in green bay Wisconsin. (scolismart) Starting back in February 2016. Returning every 3 months. Her last appointment didn't go as we hoped.
Her curve has progressed. Starting at 25 degrees in October of 2015 now her curve is 58 degrees as of late oct. Her only option now is surgery. They say anything over 50 degrees will more than likely keep progressing. Braces and exercises will not be any help.
She has had a few nights of having to sleep in a chair because of her rib bothering her. Her pain comes and goes. She is getting frequent headaches now and a couple times has problems caughting her breath. ( Gillette said at 40 degrees it starts to effect your breathing)
Although we are undecided where the surgery will be done. (Rochester or New Jersey ) we are weighing the pros and cons of each surgery procedure. (VBT- new Jersey or infusion of the spine -a rod-rochester) we have had a consultation with both doctors. Alleyce does have a tentative surgery date in New Jersey on January 9th!
- Chanda Noe Paltza
- Great Grandma Mryth
- Cindy huff