So much changes over the course of a year. 2017 was no exception. Not only was it a fresh start from 2016, but it ushered in a lot of change and excitement for our family.
After having lots of issues with the battery on my van dying, I got a fancy new battery. It’s okay to be jealous. Thankful to not have any more issues.
Girl Scout Cookie season started. The beginning of the longest two months ever. I love the cookies, but I’m not sad when it ends in March.
Lily got an MRI on her ankle. She has Osteochondritis, but we didn’t know the extent until after the MRI.
I celebrated 10 years at work. I’ve been working with the same company for 10 years. That used to be the norm, but it isn’t so commonplace anymore. I love the girls I work with and adore our clientele. Continue reading →
Hard to believe that the school year is out for the summer.
Navy finished kindergarten and will be moving on to first grade in the fall. He had a great year and is making strides in reading.
Lily is done with fourth grade. This year had been a bit of a struggle because more of the work required Lily to stay organized to get her assignments and work turned in on time. Her teacher gave us some great advice so that won’t be an issue in fifth grade.
I can’t believe that we’ll be gearing up for First Grade and Fifth Grade in the fall. However, we still have summer!
So many fun and exciting things are going to be happening soon, and we’re going to enjoy it while we have a break from school!
One of the issues we deal with constantly is Lily’s tactile sensitivity. Some materials bother her. The cuts of some of her clothes, particularly pants, agitate her. Add to that, she is now in a walking boot.
Jeans don’t fit over her boot. Jeans don’t feel comfortable in her boot. She’s been wearing leggings as much as possible.
We also came home with two kid’s Azure skirts, two Gracie shirts, and an Adeline dress. I’m hoping that with the LuLaRoe leggings that Lily already has, this will making having to wear a walking boot less annoying for her.
Jennifer is a LuLaRoe fashion retailer in New Haven, Indiana. She started her business in 2016. “I am happy to help you find the most comfortable, fun, and flattering clothes to make you feel fantastic.”
Lily’s ankle has an osteochondral defect (OCD) that is approximately 1 centimeter wide. It is almost half of the width of her ankle bone (talus).
Talking with her orthopedist, he feels that she would be better served by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Unfortunately, we don’t happen to have one in our area. She has been referred to a surgeon from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
Hoping that we are able to get an appointment with this new ortho Doctor in a few weeks to get this ankle of hers fix!
Lily had the MRI done on her ankle today. There’s no spot in the baby book for this!
How do you explain what’s going to happen during an MRI to a 9-year-old?!
I found a really cool explanation online that said that magnets in this tube would make the water in her body all spin in the same direction to give a really good picture of her ankle. The cool part? She wouldn’t be able to feel it! Lily really seemed to like that.
The bad part? The machine would be super loud, and she’d have to wear headphones.
The hardest part for Lily was staying still. Her ADHD kicked in. She kept wanting to play with her silk blanket and move her hands. The tech only had to retake one of the pictures.
We have a follow-up with the orthopedist next week, so we’ll have the results and develop a treatment plan then. The wait sucks!
I had some really exciting plans for our blog, but those got put on hold with a recent trip to our pediatrician.
Lily has been having some pain in her ankle. Not enough for me to suspect something serious. She could run and play normally, the pain wasn’t severe and usually only after inactivity.
He ordered x-rays, just to be on the safe side. When he called the next day, he admitted his own shock in finding out that Lily had Osteochondritis dissecans.
Osteochondritis dissecans (os-tee-o-kon-DRY-tis DIS-uh-kanz) is a joint condition in which bone underneath the cartilage of a joint dies due to lack of blood flow. This bone and cartilage can then break loose, causing pain and possibly hinder joint motion. (Mayo Clinic.)
We were referred to an orthopedist who specialized in the foot and ankle. I was able to pick the same doctor that Navy saw when he broke his foot.