(Lucy was over the moon to be given this stuffed bear since she left Rainbow Dash and Ariel at home and HAS to sleep with a stuffed animal…)
and Physical Medicine:
When they realized how angled out and flat Lucy’s left foot is they even worked her in to the orthotics department where they casted her for a new orthotic that will be done before we leave on Friday to try to fix that issue.
Can I just say how amazingly grateful I am for that? To get everything taken care of for that poor foot right here, right now, not jam-packed in the middle of two carpools or trying to get cabinets installed the right way?
And to say that Lu is a kind of fun travel companion.
…so’s this guy:
I have missed Fall the last couple years (it’s just not the same in the desert). So it does something deeply good to my heart to see this:
Believe me, it is SOOOOO much more gorgeous in person than what my iPhone can capture.
This is the road leading to this amazing clinic:
For reals. It is in the middle of nowhere.
And I love it.
We finally arrived (had to drive three hours from Minneapolis) and met the other families (there are five other BBS families here we are looking forward to getting to know better). Dr. Haws was here to greet us with a birthday gift for Lucy.
Sure way to win Lu over: give her something that has to do with Ariel.
This is our view from our hotel window:
Here’s Lu’s journal entry from her birthday:
Who knew this girl could be such a fun travel companion after hours on end of bawling in the car for so many years?
I'm far away in France, but today every time I'll see a tree losing its pretty brown and red leafs, I'll think of you. You're such a brave family, I'm sure good things are coming.
Joyeux anniversaire Lu !
This is a great time to be in Wisconsin!! Some of our best weather:) And some of the best doctors:) Thinking of all of you!
oh yeah lucy!! good for you !!
and a whole trip with mom and dad.. you lucky thing 🙂
I'm from that part of Wisconsin and the weather there this time of year is beautiful! I never make it back early enough to see the trees 🙁 those are great pictures!
My dad was a doctor for that hospital about 10 years ago… she's in good hands 🙂 Happy Birthday Lucy!!
Best wishes for a productive trip and a happy birthday to Lucy.
I'm a long time reader and was pleasantly surprised to hear you're in my neck of the woods. If you need anything – suggestions for good places to eat, fall sights to see, etc – let me know! 🙂
Despite the fact that Lucy had all the doctor appointments, I'm glad you got to see Wisconsin's fall colors (or the start of them not real sure where exactly you were but that's not the point)
Since I live in Wisconsin, it always warms my heart to hear that when people visit they usually enjoy their stay.
Happy Birthday Lucy!!
Love seeing the pictures and I'll check out the other blog for more info. I'm a little envious because we were scheduled to be there at the clinic this time too but had to cancel because of Nate's travel schedule. I hope you have a great time and learn lots!!
Happy Birthday Lucy!:)
My oldest child has a genetic illness that is far more common than BBS, but it was still a relief to us when we moved to a place that had a designated specialty center where she could be seen & treated by people who really understood. Yay for this one for BBS!
She is beautiful, and I have to say that I just think you are one of the most amazing mothers.
I'm from Wisconsin and am back visiting right now. It's gorgeous! I love this state. Happy birthday, Lucy!
Happy Birthday, Lucy! I am so impressed with her reading (big ol' chapter book) and her writing. I have a 6 year old who is also a first grader so I know what a great job she is doing!
So glad you are able to have a great place to help Lucy! Prayers for your family!