This is the last time you will see me walk like this!
After the nurse saw us, then a physician's assistant did a once over and a Dr. from Thailand that is doing a fellowship did an exam. By that time, Claire was perfectly used to people looking at her feet and was happy to show them off! Finally, Dr. Dobbs came in. He informed us that, while Claire's right foot is club, or talipes equinovarus, her left foot is actually the opposite of club. Her left foot is what is called vertical talus. This is a little more unusual and many doctors are not experienced in treating this. But, guess who has treated numerous cases of vertical talus and has developed a technique for using the non-surgical Ponseti method to correct it! Yes, Dr. Dobbs! I knew we were in the right place!
See my foot!
After our consult, Dr. Dobbs put her first casts on today! Hot pink of course! She was less than thrilled with the whole process but did much better than the toddler in the next bed that got casted right after us! Dr. Dobbs was everything we hoped and heard he would be! He is very intelligent, patient and so kind!
Dr. Dobbs at work!
When we finished up at Shriner's, we drove downtown and went to the Gateway Arch. It was a lovely day, not hot at all with a nice breeze. Claire had taken a little nap in the car and was good to go so we went under the arch to the museum and then went into the arch and up to the top! Now the kids are enjoying a dip in the pool and Claire is passed out on my bed. I feel bad for her, but in the end she will be so much better off! On the up side of things, she can only have sponge baths for the next few months and since Claire hates the bath tub that will make her day!
Note the hot pink casts!