Somewhere along this T1 journey, I heard something about T1 and bones, but I can’t remember what it was. I guess it didn’t apply to us, so I didn’t pay that much attention.
My 13-year-old daughter is the T1, and we recently found out she needs a few surgeries to fix a hip problem. She tore cartilage off the bone, and in two other places, she has extra bone build-up. They have to sew the cartilage back on, then get rid of extra bone in those two places.
She has been dancing for 10 years, about four days a week. The torn catilage is a dance injury, and they believe she was born with a little extra bone in both places, but it built up because of her dancing. The orthopaedist said he has never seen either of these conditions on someone her age. A year ago September, she was complaining on and off about her foort hurting. She believed it hurt because they had to run the mile in PE every day – at least, that’s when it hurt the most. About a month later, and after several days when she didn’t feel pain at all, off we went to get it x-rayed. The Dr. said it was a fracture that had healed on its own. He also mentioned that it was not common to have this injury at her age.
She got her correct dose of vitamin D from the very day she was born, as I nursed her for a year, and she had to take vitamin D because babies don’t get that from breast milk. She is not a fragile child. She’s very strong. But I am puzzled by these recent bone issues, as it does not run in the family, and her two older sisters have never had a problem.