Our soon to be 3-year-old daughter was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia at 4 months old. She was placed in a brace & since then, we have attended regular appointments at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin. If you haven’t read her story, you can read it here – My Baby’s Hip Dysplasia. We have attended the hip dysplasia clinic so many times, that I thought I’d share a little about our days at Crumlin Children’s Hospital. I hope this can help those who are heading over for the first time.
We live in the west of Ireland so attending a clinic in Dublin means a very long day of traveling & waiting around the hospital. Our day starts very early when we leave for Dublin. Sometimes we drive & other times we take the train. Either way, the journey is over 3 hours long, each way. So many families are experiencing the same long trip to the hospital. Here are our experiences & what we have learned.