Friday, January 12, 2007

Worth The Trip


We spent six hours at the hospital.

The doctor doesn't think she needs hip surgery at this time. Maybe later, so we'll have to keep an eye on it. She might also need surgery later to realign one of her kneecaps, which was pulled off-center by the contractures.

They took off the top half of her KAFOs to make them temporary AFOs.

They said that with the lighter bracing, she'll be walking independently in a matter of months.

I know better than to get my hopes up too high at that idea, but I really want to. It does help us decide which preschool to put her in (it is slightly less accessible than we would like, but better academically).

What I found most amazing is that even in a hospital full of children, she was continually singled out for praise and "how cute she is!" comments. And how she completely ignores it all.


Mete said...

Sounds like good news, at least for now. The walking may even help her hips, I think (from what I hear anyway...)

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Andrea said...

Of course she did. She's adorable. :)

I'm glad it went well.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so glad all went well! And of course she is so cute- it just points to their good taste and judement :) Happy rest of the trip!

julia said...

Excellent news. So glad everything went well. Enjoy the museums.

Carlos said...

Well, she is amazingly cute.

Anonymous said...

woohoo!!!! No doubt she charmed the socks off them.

Glad you enjoyed my home town :)