Today Lisa and I took Drake to Scottish Rite for his 1st appointment with the orthopedist. We really enjoyed being at Scottish Rite and our appointment went really well. We were amazed at the amount of wonderful volunteers who keep things running smoothly. After checking in we were taken to the ortho waiting area, and it was soon time for weighing and measuring. Any new appointment brings with it the time for me to inform the medical staff with the brief synapses of Drake's medical history. Never a fun moment to relieve, but necessary for the facts to be known. We brought with us xrays of his right knee for them to examine, and after that and a physical exam, we were sent to X-ray again, this time for his hips.
When we were brought back into a room, the orthopedist, physician assistant and a nurse all came in to meet with us. At that moment, I held Drake a little tighter in my arms, and my heart sank into my stomach. I was fearful of what they had to say and was regretting not taking Brian up on his offer to accompany us to this appointment. The good news is that his hips look great; however, his knee shows that there was an infection at one time (of which we are well aware) that caused some damage. The extent of that damage is still unknown at this time. The best thing we can do is to continue to monitor it as he grows. We are scheduled for a follow-up in 6 months, and in the mean time he does not have any restrictions with his physical therapy.
Over the weekend Gran and I celebrated the baby shower of one of my dear friends from high school. Since Gran and I were attending the shower and it was opening weekend for duck hunting, we relied on Poppy and Uncle Aaron and Aunt Meredith for babysitting. The plan was to divide and concur! Things went off without a hitch. Poppy took care of Drake providing breathing treatments, meds and feeds, while Uncle Aaron and Aunt Meredith provided a fun play day for Kennedy. She still isn't a huge fan of sharing with Jacob so she wasn't happy the entire time, but for the most part she was full of smiles.