The Bubba Baby has always done things in his own sweet time and he usually does those things with his own style and determination.
Last week Hubby and I noticed that he was walking funny. He’s always walked fast and dragged one foot, and moved his hips funny…...
So back to the walking funny….he was turning his left foot in and then walking like a pirate with a peg leg. And yes that is the only way I know how to describe it.
Then Saturday night our good friends noticed it and TOMTOM (that’s what Bubba calls him) said “what the heck is wrong with his leg"?' And then Sunday I could tell my Daddy was watching him and not liking what he was seeing…
I called my friend who is a pediatric PT and told her something was not right. I love her, she is such a good woman. She let me bring him over first thing on Monday morning and she got in the floor with him and played with him for about 45 minutes.
There is a problem. What we thought was him being silly is not. he has tight/stiff hips and is pronating (rolling in) both his feet. That in turn is making his right foot drag and his left foot pigeon toe in.
So, phone call here phone call there and we are headed in for a evaluation with a pediatric physical therapy group. He got new anti pronating shoes (they look like regular running shoes) on Monday to force his foot out of the rolling position and he will then have regular physical therapy.
All things considered, it’s not that big of a deal. It really isn’t. and whether or not this has anything to do with the fact that he was a preemie, we can’t answer that one either. It is what it is.