We are home after a long day of doctors and driving, and while it was fun to get away, I am always so happy to walk through our door and settle in to my own bed.
This is a short post after the novel I wrote last night, sorry about that! We had good news today at Shriner's Hospital. After about 18 or 20 xrays and a very thorough exam, it was determined that there was no need for surgery at this time. In fact, while the examining MD could see that something was wrong, she admitted that she wasn't very happy with her conclusions and wants to see Matthew again in 6 months. Her thinking is that the corrective measures thus far have worsened the problem by over correcting rather than lessening it, and she ordered custom orthotics to see if that makes a difference. She thinks that maybe his huge growth spurt this year of 4" is behind some of the leg pain he is experiencing, but reiterated she is not really happy with that explanation either. So, while we don't have any bad news, there are not firm answers either and we will try the orthotics and see if that helps.
That medical exam is behind us, and we have Kenny being seen at Shriner's in Chicago in 2 weeks to determine the results of his recent surgery. Having whacked himself right in the face about 3 weeks ago as he ran around in the dark in our back yard, we are hopeful that no damage was done to the bone graft site. It's always something...
A grateful end to a weekend of true thanksgiving. Good night!