I have still been pondering the pros and cons of having Victoria's hips re-located. The doctor said to plan on having the surgery sometime in October or November of this year, so I figured I would have plenty of time to worry, I mean, research.
(Catherine, the doctor, is doing a cleft palate repair on her doll, in her pajamas with boots.)
In the meantime, I thought I should go ahead and schedule her surgery to fix her thumbs. Her thumbs are supinated, which basically means they rotate the wrong way. She can get her whole hand into lots of small spaces, but having supinated thumbs is not so helpful in picking up things or writing etc.
I figured scheduling this surgery would be a no-brainer, but, as I have said before, my kids like to bring lots of surprises and excitement to my life.
The doctor actually said he wants to schedule the hip surgery for April, as in two months from now. Also, he wants to do one thumb surgery at the same time.
Ok, I'm thinking, deep breathing, visualize a calm scene, grab for a Hershey's bar, go to my happy place......Freak out!!!
I am a worrier, this is true, but I tried to focus on the fact that maybe this was some kind of sign that I should do the surgery.
But what if I make the wrong decision for Victoria?
Then, I remembered that Francesca is supposed to be scheduled for her 2nd fingers and toes release in April too. Travis was planning on taking her to Texas this time so I didn't have to leave Victoria.
(After 7 weeks, Francesca still has one finger that hasn't healed. She is getting very good at yanking off the bandages; she even uses her teeth. See the masking taped to the sock!)
Two kids in casts for over a month at the same time. No problemo. Yipee!!!
We'll just move all the beds downstairs and order fast food for six weeks. It'll be a party.
We can do it!!!!! Piece of cake.