.... and I'm going to try to give you a quick update. Tuesday was a good day for us. We only had 1 appointment- orthopaedics with Dr. Walker at 2pm- so we spent the morning hours at the Minnesota Childrens Museum. This is one of our favorite activities when we visit Minnesota! This year topped them all since their special exhibit was of Thomas the Tank Engine and that is one of Hank's favorite shows! Needless to say, we all had so much fun that we lost track of time and were almost late for our appointment!!!
Of course, the Ortho appointment always makes me nervous. We have been talking to Dr. Walker for several years about Gracie's hips and eventual surgery to reshape the malformation she has. Gracie's xrays showed no change from 2 years ago, so her hips are presently stable and there is no pressing need to do the surgery right now. He did recommend that we do it by the time she is 9 or 10, so we are looking at trying for sometime in 2016. I'm not looking forward to it at all, but it is an impending reality that we need to prepare for.
So, while I wouldn't say that trying to narrow down a surgery date will count as "good news", the fact that her hips have remained stable the past 2 years is definitely great!
Stay tuned for pics from the museum!