Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Scottish Rite Update - Age Two

Katelyn had her Scottish Rite appointment in July. As expected, everything was great! They did x-rays, so for the first time we got to see the bones in her little arm. They look exactly the bones in her other arm, only shorter.

Katelyn loved her trip to Scottish Rite and she's been talking about it ever since, every day asking me to tell "more Scottish Rite" stories. She recounts EVERY detail, from riding in the elevator to her doctor's hair color to the color of the walls in the waiting room. The other day she was pushing one of her dolls around, and I asked where they were going. She quickly said, "Scottish Rite!"

Katelyn was perfectly, uncharacteristically STILL during x-rays. The x-ray technician, Dennis, was so proud of her that he gave her a baby doll! So nice! Dennis made quite the impression. Katelyn calls the doll "Baby Dennis," talks about him all the time and even asks to say prayers for Dennis at bedtime. Love!!

Not the best picture, but I love the Baylor theme! Katelyn's area of the hospital has a sports theme and there are lots of displays attributed to universities or professional athletes. 

The giant, beautiful kaleidoscope

Katelyn hasn't seemed to notice anything different about her little arm yet, but we expect that to come in the somewhat near future, between age 2 - 3. When older kids see her arm and ask me questions, Katelyn just looks at them blankly as if to say, "What? What's so interesting?" It's funny.

We're grateful that Scottish Rite is such a wonderful place. And we're grateful that Katelyn's arm doesn't cause her any physical pain. There's a wide range of Symbrachadactyly and many patients need surgery to increase finger function or correct problematic issues. We're thankful that's not the case with Katelyn-- although, if it was, that would be ok, too, because God doesn't make mistakes!

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