Dr. Smith is going to make the referral for us to take Ethan to Shriner's Hospital in St. Louis. After visiting the orthopedic in Springfield last week we would feel more comfortable finding a more comprehensive team, plus there is the financial aspect of it all. Having kids is expensive - and kids with special needs are even more so! Dr. Smith was also glad to hear that next month Ethan will be getting his classes - we go May 12th to see Dr. Leuder at Children's Hospital in St. Louis for those and he was very excited that this summer while we are in Omaha, NE for the GFPD Family and Scientific Conference that Ethan will be seen by the PBD specialists - Dr. Raymond and Dr. Bravermann. Overall, it was a great appointment.
My biggest concern at the moment is Ethan's grumpiness. While I am so very thankful that he is sleeping through the night, he doesn't like to nap. Therefore, he is a very grumpy little boy most days. This isn't fun for him or me. I also believe that he may be teething, and although we can't see or feel anything in there, they may still be giving him so grief, which is another reason he might be such a gump-o-saurus most of the time.
Ethan is continuing to practice sitting, and he seems to be getting stronger each day. We are so very proud of him.
We have so much to be thankful for.