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.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Posted by Carrie at 6:21 PM