12 July 2012

Thankfulest Thursday: Hip, hip hooray!!

So, last time we spoke about hips, I was nervous and anxious. The time before that, I was upset. Now I'm

HAPPY!

RELIEVED!!

THANKFUL!!!

Hubby took MissyMoo2 (3) to an appointment last week, which was the kind one could take a bit of positive from, but it was not altogether settling. The specialist (who was not her usual specialist, as he was off sick) noted some improvement, but also talked some surgery talk. He said he would consult with MissyMoo2's usual specialist and he would call me back. I still haven't received a phone call.

On Tuesday this week, Hubby took MissyMoo2 to a private specialist for a second opinion (we did this last year too, and we found it to be very helpful). This specialist was happy with the improvement. Although her left hip isn't normal, given the fact that it is still improving, that it isn't all that bad and she has no (and has never had any) restriction or indication of a problem with her movement, he said we can wait until she is 5 for her next follow-up!

That's two years away.

The first time we were aware of a problem was when she was twelve months old: two years ago.

The amount of time that this has been hanging over our heads now equals the amount of time during which we don't even need to think about it!

When Hubby called me to tell me, I felt physically lighter. I think I may have danced a little jig in my swivelly chair.

So this Thursday I am so, so, so, so thankful.

I am thankful that I don't need to worry about having to make a terrifying decision. I am thankful that we do not have to worry about MissyMoo2 having to go through surgery and the aftermath. I am thankful for a family life not disrupted by it all. I am thankful that we are no longer living in limbo, wondering if or when surgery would have to happen.

I am thankful for the prayers and kind thoughts of family, friends and all of you.

Linking up with Kate from katesaysstuff for Thankful Thursday.

15 comments:

  1. Oh Francesca what a huge relief! That is indee the best most thankful news! xox

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    1. It is, I still can't quite believe it. I feel like I should be worrying about something! Thanks for hosting, I love doing thankful Thursday :-)

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  2. Oh that is wonderful to hear. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses to a wonderful thing to be thankful for

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    1. Thank you, I still can't get the smile off my face.

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  3. being a parent means the worry never really ends does it. Glad this drama has turned out for the best. Joining you thru thankful thursday.

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    1. Thanks for reading. Yes, it's ridiculous the amount we could worry about our kids, but thankfully, that's one less thing!

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  4. What a relief! Hooray for second opinions :)

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  5. Great news. I'm glad the second opinion went well!

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    1. I'm so glad it did. I brought home a bottle of bubbly that night to celebrate!

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  6. Having been in those shoes so often Francesca, I can certain feel the load lightening for you! 2 years is great.
    Stay strong and believe she will be okay. xxXOoo

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  7. Coming to this a few days late, sorry, but am very pleased to hear your happy news. We've been through something a little like this with our baby boy too and there is nothing so awful as wondering 'what if...' when it comes to a child's health. Here's to 2 years off!

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