Aug 29, 2010

Ortho Appointment

Friday, Zachary and I headed out to Toronto to the Spina Bifida clinic. When we went for our first assessment in June, Ortho wasn't there that day, so they had wanted us to come back to have Zachary checked out.
We went to my Mom's first for some lunch and then she was watching the bigger boys for me.
After going North instead of South off the 401 (I'm not known for my stellar sense of direction lol), I made it right on time. While in the waiting area, there was a lady from the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association.  I chatted with her for a bit and asked her a few questions about herself.  I found out she had SB herself, I didn't inquire about at what location, and she walked with a cane quite well.  As she went to sit down, she tripped on the chair and quickly apologized. I asked if she was ok, and she mentioned about not have feeling in her right foot.  That intrigued me and I wondered where her feeling started. It turns out she has no feeling in her whole leg. She drives, bikes, swims, has a job...lives life!  It's not about meeting someone who has less mobility than Zachary, but how much they accomplish in spite of it and knowing Zachary can accomplish anything he puts his mind to.
So anyways, we called a short time later and then proceeded to wait an hour and a half to see the Dr! I must admit, I truly thought we would have been seen much sooner. Dr Wright walked in at 4.03 and left at 4.06.  So very annoying yes, but it also means they were very happy with Zachary! :) And there's nothing better than good news.
That was the start of a very long weekend and I can't believe tomorrow is already Monday, and the last full week before school starts!


  1. Sounds like our appointment!
    Glad things went so well - I guess quick appointments are good appointments :)

    And I get lost ALL THE TIME when I'm driving - so you are not the only one. Dont' worry you'll be able to drive there blind in no time!

    Hope to see you Thursday! I can't beleive it's almost September!

  2. We have the same issues here with our appointments - wait for hours and then in and out in minutes! Fabulous. Glad to hear he's doing well!