|Taking a picture with Ronald - as she said, hey a clown!|
|The check-in area at Shriner's|
|At the 4th floor clinic, talking to daddy and Victoria|
|Coloring while we wait for the Dr's|
|Getting measured by Dr vB and a resident|
|Then off to x-ray for MANY MANY pictures|
|She had me take this pic for Danny|
|Then we saw Dr vB and he sent us for another X-ray and to orthotics!!|
|Waiting for her improved AFO's and a new shoe lift|
|Watching the volunteers make dinner! bbq!|
We discovered lots of things today. We have a new plan and are so so so happy we came here!! Gerri will start her casting again, we are going to wait till we get home from our annual family vacation. As of right now we will be here for 4 Fridays in a row in March. We are also on the list to plan her surgery, she will need another hip surgery, old hardware out, hip osteomy needs to be redone, and both feet will need surgery to fix the bones. We hope to be able to do the surgery at one time, the hip surgery will require a full cast, mid body down to her toes for 6 weeks!!!
Dr vB was very diplomatic about our previous ortho Dr. He even dictated a letter to thank her :)
I did flat out ask if she should have had full leg casts after the surgery and tibia break and he said yes.
We also discovered that Gerri has mild scoliosis, luckily not severe.
We told Gerri about the casts, but she has not been told about the surgeries. We will wait till we know when it is scheduled and then sit down and talk. Very different plan than our previous Dr who wanted to wait a couple of months to see us.
Gerri was very tired from all the moving around. The adjustments to her AFO's were bothering her feet. I had no idea till I noticed how quiet she was and saw the tears in her eyes. It just kills me that she can not tell us when she is hurting :( I did not bring any kids medicines :(
We talked to home several times today, thank heavens she can not spell :)
We had an awesome BBQ meal tonight at RMH, Gerri was whipped so we got a DVD and brought it to the room, she had a bath and fell asleep within minutes!!
We have to get up very early tomorrow to get to the airport! We are praying the sleet/snow hold off!!
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes!!!