Friday, June 13, 2008

Metatarsus Adductus

No, that was not a sneeze you just heard. That, my friends, is the official diagnosis as described by the orthopedic specialist today. In short, Elizabeth did not have enough room in my belly to stretch her feet. Her position in my womb was slight, thanks to her dominant twin brother. ;) We'll keep an eye on her for the next five years, also, because the center of her knees do not line up with her third toe. I know what you're doing; go ahead and look. I even did it. Go ahead, see if your knee lines up with your third toe. Anyway, we went and ordered special shoes that Elizabeth will wear for the next four months, 24/7. If, at the end of those four months, she has no improvement, then we'll look at other solutions. I'm relieved that we have an outcome and that my concerns were warranted.

I don't have a lot to add tonight; I think I'm coming down with a cold so I'm going to head to bed. I do want to end with this thought, however. Why on earth didn't they have cool toys like this when we were growing up?!?!

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