Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I feel like I am in an episode of House, M.D.

We took Charlie in yesterday, and immediately my doctor said she didn't act like a normal baby in the sense that she doesn't move her legs at all. He felt up her spine, and made sure her range of motion was normal, and that all checked out fine.

He said, "Could she not be moving her legs because she is lazy? It's possible. But it's not probable."

He gave it to us straight. The two main things we worry about at this time are Spina Bifida Occulta, and spinal cord tumors.

And he is sending us straight to a neurologist to have some tests run. And he put a rush on it. So we should be meeting with him/her this week.

Not sure when we will get actual answers. But I will keep you posted. It all feels so surreal right now. I'm not sure if I should be at work, or at home... I already feel guilty like I should have been home anyway and maybe I would have noticed it sooner... I don't know.

My hope is that in a few weeks I can look back at this blog and be like, wow, I can't believe I was so freaked out for nothing...

How sad is that?


  1. Who knows, maybe you will look back and say that. Let us just hope for now. That is all we can do until we know more. Hang in there, and I am here for you guys!

  2. There's no way you could have known this if you were home, Kristi. The only thing you would have noticed was her not using her legs as much, which you already did. You're an absolute wonderful mother and don't ever think differently. Let me know when you go to the neurologist. Love you!

  3. Maybe it is just laziness, I mean Ivy just started propping herself up on her arms and she worried me to death not using her arms, but it turns out she is just lazy!!! On the other hand she has a tough mommy and I'm sure whatever it is you will get past it and everything will be fine! Don't think the worst right away... geez you sound like me! The docs thought Ivy was born with Spina Bifida, but after an ultrasound they found out it was nothing! I will keep you in my prayers and definately keep me posted! I'm sure she will be fine and just remember like everyone tells me "God won't give you more than you can handle" I hate that all this is happening to you and I can't be there with you!! Call me or text me for anything even if it is just support! Kiss the girls! Please let me know as soon as you find out anything!!!!!


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