Monday, October 17, 2011

On the Medical side of things.....

Wow-so October was our dr/dentist appointment month.  All kids had their well visits/flu/immunization and dentist visits. During the dr. visit  for Brooke we discussed how she walks and her flat feet and it was decided to get her fitted for inserts by a specialist-so that appt. was made.  We found out Brooke will need surgery on both her feet since her talus bone is dislocated and her heel bone is vertical-just a deformity she was probably born with.  Most children are diagnosed with this when they are newborns-because of the stiffness or non-flexibility of the feet. Brooke however has a lot of flexibility so this was not caught until the foot surgeon watched her walk and looked at her x-rays.  So Nov 14 is her first surgery-they will move the bones in place and put in temp. pins to hold them there until they heal and they will make incisions up and down her achilles tendon to lengthen it as well.  She will wear a splint to start with and when all swelling goes down will be fitted for a cast.  Then when that foot heals-they will do the other one.   On a side note-Brooke also gets to go see the Bowel clinic next week..oh joy! I cannot wait until she is accident free!
Trevor went to the eye dr and we now know that his right eye is nearsighted
(-9) and he will need glasses.  Later the dr. wants to do some patching to strengthen that eye and she thinks his eyesight will improve a little bit as he grows older. So this week we also get to try to get him in to pick his glasses out.  It has definitely been a crazy month so far and I hope there aren't too many more surprises around the corner.  I feel exhausted already just thinking about it.

Other news:  Last Saturday were the girls' last soccer games.  They both did great!  Whitney scored a goal and her team won finally for the first time 8-6 against a team they had previously lost to 6-1. She has worked so hard and it was so fun to watch the team work together. I was so excited for my team and so happy they won their last game!  Amber has turned into a real aggressive player and has scored 3-4 goals this season!! Way to go Red!

1 comments :

Em and Ms said...

Wow--that's a lot to deal with in one month! I hope all the kids get fixed up well :)