Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ortho Visit

Chloe's orthopedic consult went great today. They took an x-ray of her hips and they look fine. Also, he did NOT see any leg length difference as his therapist thought. She does have internal tibial torsion (where the tibia bone, one of the lower leg bones, rotates in causing "in-toeing"). You can see it best when she's sitting in my lap with her knees straight on - her feet turn WAY in. My son had it and outgrew it no problem, but because Chloe has such lax joints and ligaments we'll watch it to make sure it doesn't negatively impact her walking and cause her to trip. The only correction for it is surgery, but at this point we're just going to watch it. We don't have to return for another few years. Yay! I couldn't handle another surgery right now. One thing at a time, please. ;)

Okay, Sadie's crying and Xander's yelling at her and my niece Macy is trying to negotiate LOL. Off I go. . .

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Surgery for Chloe

We saw the eye doc today and they should be calling me tomorrow to schedule eye surgery for Chloe some Friday in January. He said it's really not a big deal for the children (haa haa - I love how he always says that "it's not a big deal FOR THE CHILDREN". As if the parents are a whole other deal!)

Tomorrow we go to orthopedics to check her out and get a baseline. She has signficant in-toeing of her left foot and her PT thinks her left leg is shorter then her right. We'll see what they think tomorrow. I don't know why I'm nervous about this appointment. I was nervous today too. I know the surgery is no big deal, but I'm feeling some anxiety about it. I'm sure everything will work out fine. Just another surgery to put under her belt. She's my little fighter.

Will keep you posted on tomorrow's appointment. :) If you haven't seen the video of her walking and talking, check out the previous post here.

Fun with Chloe!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Me and My BIG Mouth!

Yup, me and my big mouth announced that Chloe's been doing GREAT wearing her eye patches and WHAM! That's the end of that!!!!

Yup, she threw it on the floor!

BUT the good news is, she's feeding herself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So life is still good! :)

Yes indeed, life is good.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chloe update

Sorry it's been awhile since I've updated. Getting busy with the holiday season. Chloe's had a nasty cold for about 2 weeks now. She's been in great spirits and even kept her appetite up (usually the first thing to go with her), aside from not being able to drink because of her stuffy nose! Last week Xander and Stacey were both diagnosed with strep throat and even though toddlers are much less likely to get strep, I thought I should take her in yesterday since she just didn't seem to be kicking this cold. I wanted to make sure nothing else was going on. Sure enough, doc took one look at her throat and said "I'm swabbing it!". He still didn't think it was strep because other than the way it looked, she wasn't showing symptoms of strep. But the 5 minute test came back positive, so we're treating her with antibiotics now. Hopefully it'll kill any sinus infection she might have too. So now 3 out of 5 of us are on antibiotics! I'm happy to say, it's been a mild infection for each of them. I'm just so thankful that Chloe's been able to fight this off like she has, almost like nothing's going on. So many of our Ds kiddos are sick right now. I mean like REALLY sick. I read on Facebook and other blogs about ER trips and admissions and even life support, and I am incredibly thankful that Chloe has remained so strong. My thoughts and prayers are with those kids and family that are not so lucky.

On a more upbeat note, Chloe's doing GREAT with her eye patches! She wears them everyday without fail. She's so cute with them on too. She only has to wear one for an hour each day, so it's really no big deal. The glasses on the other hand, are a completely different deal! Too bad she doesn't have to wear the patches all the time and the glasses for only an hour! Oh well!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Enjoy the holiday season!