Makenna's brace will be ready on October 11th. We will travel to Chicago to remove her cast and be fitted for the brace. I am not sure yet what kind of story I will concoct about why the magic scissors are not being mailed to us, why she has to have the cast cut off with a saw, and why she won't have a new hug machine.
It sounds so strange. I will miss our normal. I have such comfort in knowing she is gaining correction in the cast. And such anxiety in wondering what will happen in the brace. This treatment has been a godsend for us, and I worry that she will regress out of cast. Another set of unkowns - my favorite!
I am also worried about compliance with the brace. Both hers and mine ;) I don't know how often we go back for check up or how often she'll be x-ray'd from this point either. All of that concerns me as well. We will have an appointment with her doctor at the brace fitting, so we'll be able to ask all those questions.
But it's a new doctor. I don't even know if I blogged about that before or not. Her current doctor is leaving Chicago to head to Cincinnati. He will be replaced with a highly qualified doctor who has tracked her case from the beginning. My confidence in his ability is high. He is a spinal surgeon. I am hoping never to need his services, but grateful that he has the talent and will be caring for Makenna.
I have faith in the facility and the care they have provided. I have faith in her current doctor. Enough faith to know that he would not leave if he didn't feel the kids would be well cared for in his absence.
Faith is what holds this whole journey together. What joins one day to the next and allows for the light at the end of the tunnel. Makenna is approaching that light. I know we can't breath a true sigh of relief until she has finished growing, but for now, we can at least take a little rest :)
Thank you all for following her journey!!! I will keep blogging as we move forward!