Arabella Taksh is a typical little girl who loves tea parties and playing doctor with her stuffed animals. But when she was 4 1/2 months-old, her mother noticed something when giving her a bath.
One shoulder was more elevated than the other. Arabella’s mother, Candice Taksh soon found out her daughter had Springles, a rare form of Scoliosis.
“We actually thought we dislocated her arm, you know when we get the babies out of the tubs. So you know, I was like, ‘Oh come look at Arabella’s shoulder,’ so we got her out of the tub and started moving her arms, she was moving fine,” she said.
In the fall, Arabella is heading to Spokane, Washington for her surgery. Doctors will shave the top of her shoulder and pull her Scapula down.
“Her left arm, it has limited rotation, and it will be like that for the rest of her life,” Taksh said.
After surgery, her shoulder won’t be as noticeable, but if she gets picked up improperly, her shoulder could break. Taksh has been a stay-at-home mom since Arabella was born, while her husband has worked full-time, so funds are limited.
Right around when Arabella was born, Taksh says she received a dentistry certificate, but she hasn’t been able to get to work in her field.
“Having to sacrifice to stay home, you know getting a certificate and not being able to use it. But it’s all worth it because I’m here every day with Arabella, teaching her and getting her prepared for preschool and being her best friend. We go everywhere,” she said.
After Arabella’s surgery in October and when she is fully recovered, this beautiful little three-year-old will be off to start adventures in preschool.