A lot of information was thrown at us on this trip and I'm not sure if it's all factual or just guesses (you know how it goes). It was mentioned that Ruger's hearing loss could be stemmed from my genetic situation. Something about genetic mutations and such, I'm not fully convinced, but not in denial either. On this visit we were told that it is best to perform the limb lengthening procedure after the child has stopped growing (14-16 yrs.). AND also they said that the apparatus has advanced quite a bit and the wheelchair time is significantly less...that made me excited!
We were sitting there talking and suddenly the P.A. grabbed my legs and started tugging and pulling up my pant legs to see my scars. Lucky for him I've become adapted to such doctor behavior. He said that it's not often that they see such positive results from the procedure and they think it's because we waited until I was older. Again, I'm not sure if this just a case by case situation or not, I just wanted to throw it out there. And finally, they mentioned that when they do Sawyer's straightening that there would be no casts. They're just sticking a really small metal plate in his knee and it will guide his legs to straigthen in a different direction over a 6-8 month period. He won't even know it's there. Has anyone heard of this? I hadn't until this trip and I'm very curious. That wraps up the visit, but since we traveled all the way there, we decided to have some fun. Be prepared for some super cute, messy faces. :)
Last year at the fair Ruger was terrified of every ride but the train. This year he was hot stuff riding every single ride he could. There was no fear, not even on the water slides. And he could barely contain his excitement. He's never been so well behaved in his life!
Sawyer on the other hand didn't reach very many of the height requirements and so he got to watch from the wagon...look at that face!
He's not bored...just relaxed.
When Jason took both of them on this ride I was freaking out. I was so scared that Sawyer would slip under the rail, or Ruger would jump off. I walked all the way across the park, directly below them, just in case. The boys loved it!
And then when nightime came and we were all really tired, because noone took a nap, we decided to pack up and head to my brother's house for the night. We had a lot of fun with our cousins and learned that Aunt Carlin still makes the best food in the world! :) And that was our mini-vacation. We had a blast!