Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Childrens Hospital

Yesterday we had Ari's first appt. with her Scoliosis doctor down at Children's Hospital. It went pretty much like I had expected it to go. Just watching it for now. She has a 30% curvature (sp) which is not terribly bad. It's impossible to tell now weather that curve will straighten on it's own, or get worse. Scoliosis usually changes during growth spurts, so while she's this little we'll just be watching it. Good news was that it didn't look like it had changed much since her last x-ray which was last summer! We'll go back to see him every 6 months for exams/x-rays. He mentioned if it starts to look like it's getting worse she might be in a brace for a while, we'll see how that goes considering Ari HATES anything constricting for anything "weird". The docs name is Dr. Song, and he's apparently one of the top ortho docs in the us! At least that's was a lot of parents had to say on the CDH groups I belong to. I talked to a bunch of parents that have flown up here from all over just to see him! He definitely seemed to know his stuff so that's re-assuring! I hate thinking that Ari still has so much to go through, I just want it to be done!

Not much else new to report here, here are some pictures from the last week or so:
Seahawks first home game:
The usual suspects and I went to the first home game of the season. The game was, well not so good, but tailgating and hanging out was super fun! We headed down at about 8am and set up our BBQ! Best part of the day was getting into the $50 tailgating area for free!


jon and nichole said...

im so glad to hear that her appointment went well -- and can totally understand her not wanting to be in anything constricting -- shes a little girl who likes to dance :)

looks like the seahawks game was a blast -- can you believe ive been to one game ever in the heck did you get into the tailgating lot for free???

Karen said...

Hey Georgia, I just read about Ari's scoliosis. I've worked a bit in ortho at Children's and Dr. Song is really excellent. She couldn't be in better hands! I hope she doesn't have to have a brace, the girl has been through enough... Glad to hear she's doing okay so far! Take care!