She immediately turned to Google and read about repositioning. "Lucas still wasn't sitting up at this point and I told myself that when he started sitting up that his head would round off naturally." Friends and family also told Lucas' that it was barely noticeable and not to worry, "but I did worry. I felt such guilt as a mother that I had let this happen."
Then, at a later point, a friend of hers posted on social media about how her daughter had started wearing a helmet. She reached out to her friend, who shared information about Technology in Motion. "I can't believe I'd never heard of this treatment before!" She conducted her own research and finally realised that there was a viable solution.
Even though everyone assured her that the shape of her son's head was hardly noticeable, she knew it could potentially be an issue as he grew up, and she didn't want to regret not having explored every option. So, when he was 10 months old, she booked him in for a free assessment. Unfortunately, his appointment was delayed due to the pandemic, and by the time he was seen, he was already 13 months old.
After his assessment, our clinician Sandie Waddell informed Lucas' parents that he had severe plagiocephaly.
"It was worse than I expected it to be but despite the age, Sandie assured us that she was confident the helmet would make a significant improvement. So we decided there and then to go for it."
Lucas' mum had her concerns at first that the helmet was too invasive and that it would cause him too much irritation but "honestly, for him the helmet was never an issue. He took to it so quickly."
Lucas was fitted a week later and took to it so well, barely noticing he was wearing it and his parents were so relieved.
"At his first check up 2 weeks later he jumped straight into the moderate bracket and we were elated."
"Getting the helmet was simply the best decision we've made."
At every check up she saw an improvement and after just 5 months Lucas' treatment came to an end and his parents are overjoyed with the results.
I'm no longer worried about him having any issues in later life. I simply love the shape of his head.