Mike took Jude to see the ortho today. As Mike put it the news was "Not something we want to hear but not something we haven't already discussed". They did an X ray of Jude's hips and one is 50% out and the other is 90% out. This is his first X ray so this is now the doctors baseline. However he said surgery is inevitable. As time progresses this will begin to cause Jude pain. Their goal is to get Jude Botox injections and increase his Artane to buy some more time for him to grow. They have set a follow up appointment in October to reevaluate the situation. Our thought process is that the surgery will be after the first of the year.
They will do double hip surgery and then look at adjusting the ligaments in his foot to keep his feet from turning.
Not the news you want to hear, but we understand why it's required. We have done the braces, standers, etc. It's just the way the body works when it doesn't get to walk around.
Still sucks even though we understand it.