We had a marathon day of doctor's appointments this past Monday.
The first appointment was the opthalmologist for Katie and Michael. Neither of them had to get a new prescription for their glasses since the last visit 6 months ago. Michael's lens dislocation has remained the same and Katie's glasses are fitting her properly, even though I had my doubts. We will go back again in 6 months for a re-check. This was the first time that we were out of the office in less than 2 hours. Between dilation and waiting to get in to see the doctor, we are usually there for a while.
The second appointment of the day was Michael's physical therapy. The therapist checked out his legs since he got the casts removed on Friday. She said that he looked great. The only two things that we need to do now are to keep up with his ankle exercises and get his shoe inserts adjusted. Michael is not a big fan of doing the exercises at home but I may use a chart to get a prize at the end of the month. We'll see how it goes.
Next we went to get his inserts adjusted. We did not have an appointment for this but I called the clinic that makes the inserts to see if they could fit us in. They could so we headed there. The inserts had more padding added in certain areas to help give Michael's foot a boost. He has done well with them since the adjustment.
The final appointment of the day was the cardiologist for Michael. This was a pre-op checkup for his hernia surgery. An echocardiogram was done, as well as a physical exam. Michael's echo looked good. His aorta was changed only 1 mm and they said that this could be due to the different machines used to do echos. His cardiologist gave him the all clear to proceed with the hernia surgery. I am still going to email the results to Johns Hopkins so that they can review but it looks like Friday, July 8th is going to be the surgery day.
Amazingly, I made it through the day with 3 kids going to appointment after appointment with very few breaks for them. However, it's not something I want to do again anytime soon!