Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What a Day

Today we had our appointment with ortho. The appointment went well. We only had to go uptown, we had the appointment at Glennon Care, which is a clinic in Maryville with Cardinal Glennon doctors. It was great to not have to drive to StL, expecially with the traffic! Anyway, we saw Dr. Engle and she was great. I told her about my concerns of Will's ankles turning in while standing and also about the popping in his hips, ankles and knees. She decided to have x-rays done of his hips and feet. We did those x-rays at Anderson Hospital (never again!!) We waited 1 hour and 15 minutes in the waiting room, with both kids, by myself, Will having no nap, need I go on! Then we had to go back to the doctor office, which is right next door to the hospital but I still had to put both kids into their carseats, drive to the doctor's office then get both kids out of their carseats, etc. to go over the x-rays with her. After going over everything, she decided that the right thing to do is to get him in some braces to keep his ankles straight and keep is big toe from curling under while standing. We will be going through Early Intervention to get he braces through the State of IL. They will pay for the braces because we had them included in his ISFP. So it will take between 6-8 weeks to get them. I am glad that we decided to get the second opinion, she seemed to reason like Josh and I did. So know we have to be fitted for the braces and wait until they come in.

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