This week we are setting out on a new adventure. We are headed to Chicago to see an Orthopedic Surgeon at The Shriners Hospital. This is just another part of my quest of making sure we are doing everything we possibly can (within our means) for Alex.
Getting a second opinion is never a bad thing, and as Alex grows, his tone and muscles get tighter and harder to move. I can't imagine what this must feel like for him and over the past two years he has been receiving Botox injections in his legs to reduce the tone. The problem with the Botox is that eventually his body won't accept it like it is now and it will no longer benefit him to receive it.
We have to be ahead of the game, so we are meeting with this Doctor in Chicago to see what the future holds.
Alex's Grandpa Daryl, is a Shriner and he has told us so many wonderful things about the Hospital and all they do with the children. Chicago is the closest hospital to us here in Michigan so we thought we would give it a shot.
I am hoping to get some guidance and a clearer picture of what the next couple of years will hold for Alex. Where we need to go, what we need to do to help him, guide him and allow him to excel.
Cerebral Palsy is not a death sentence by any means and with all of the technology and medical advances out in the world today, we are open and willing to try new things for Alex as long as it is safe and non-life threatening.
We are hoping that the appointment will be promising and give us more insight to help Alex along the way. So pray for us as we embark on this journey and as always, hope for the best.