The nurses unwrapped Claire's feet yesterday and boy did we get a surprise! Her feet looked wonderful, but it was when the doctor saw them that we got our big surprise. He was so impressed with her progress that he said, after this casting she would be ready for her tenotomy! This is several weeks and a casting ahead of schedule! That was exciting and good news and would have worked out great if he could do the surgery next Monday when she was supposed to have her 4th casting. Unfortunately, he's booked! At least at Shriner's so, right now we are waiting to hear if we are approved to have the surgery done at Children's Hospital on Friday. Doctor Dobbs has an opening, but we are waiting for our insurance to pre-certify us. If we miss this window and loose our slot, we will have to wait about three weeks for an opening at Shriner's. Whatever happens, we are certainly happy to hear that he is having such success with Claire!
In the mean time, we decided to take the kids to Nebraska to spend the rest of the week with Paul's sister, Lisa. The drive from St. Louis was not bad and Lisa was very excited to have us. She has lived out here for over 20 years and this is the first time we have been able to visit. Claire has learned to say "Aunt Lisa" but won't get too near her yet. The cousins are at camp and not due back for a few days so we sort of took over the house for now!
Making pizza with Aunt Lisa!