I have spent the summer running from doctor appointment to doctor appointment. Today marks the third appointment this week. I am quite envious of those of you who have kids without health problems. My kids are healthy, it's minor problems...totally manageable, but SO MANY appointments.
Reid, of course sees an orthopedist and a prosthetist PLUS the Shriners doctor who has to approve all his funding. Did you know prosthetic legs for a 4 year old can cost $6,000-$10,000. YIKES! We've had cars that cost less. Thank goodness for Shriners. But it's a tedious process. We started back in March and he still doesn't have a new leg.
Reid also has a speech delay. Appointments for that are scheduled.
Grayden has torticollis...twisted neck. (See HERE for prognosis or HERE for a visual.) Looking back on when I first found out, the doc didn't think it'd be a big deal. And now he's almost three and I am taking him to weekly OMT (osteopathic manipulative therapy) appointments 25 minutes away.
And if that weren't enough...Grayden had his first ear infection back in February or March, but because of his head tilt, the fluid hasn't been draining. So he's been through all kinds of garbage for that, too.
Plus other normal appointments.
It's been a rough week. And yet, my problems are so minor. Definitely not life threatening. I've been reading the blog of the family that had the auction a few months ago. The family with the son who has the rare skin disorder. It is HEART WRENCHING. I can not fathom the pain baby Daylon endures. Or Jennifer, his mother. I bet she hurts every bit as bad as her son. The Edling family could use some prayers.