Thursday, September 30, 2010
Baby needs a new pair of shoes ...
Make that several.We have a dilemma here in the Needham household and it involves Miss Z and those cute little and I mean LITTLE piggies of hers.
First,she does have the tiniest feet.Ever.She is 3 1/2 and wears a size 4.Well,really a 6 to make room for her orthotics but if I were buying shoes to wear without orthotics,definitely a 4 ... with room!Teeny tiny those feet and I swear they haven't grown in forever.Unless you have met Zoey in person,it is difficult for me to articulate how small she is.The facial expression of people when they ask how old she is and I reply,says it all.I am currently contemplating lying about her age.Kidding.Pictures and videos on the blog are deceiving.I had an email from a mom recently and they mentioned that Zoey appeared to be over 30 pounds.Not so much.Try 23 pounds.Although,since beginning the blenderized diet and I am shooting that g-tube up with avocado's and turkey and bread and all that regular good stuff,I do believe she has packed on a little bit of weight.Much needed weight.
Anyway,back to the shoes.As you can see from the pictures,Zoey is chewing up the sides of her shoes.And when I say chewing,not actually chewing.Although,if she would just eat something,even shoes,I might just throw a party.For now though,the only chewing is being done by the metal rivet on the side of her Sure Steps.Mainly the right one as that is her "good leg" and the one she propels forward with.We went through 2 pairs of our favorite go to shoe, low top Chuck Taylors,in less than two weeks.The money tree is barren in the back yard as of late,so something has got to give because as much as I love this girl and want her to look oh so ever stylish,I can't replace shoes weekly.What to do?What to do?Leather holds up a bit better.We have 2 pairs of Lelli Kelly that are still holding up,but barely.You can see one of them in the upper left of the picture.Cute shoes but again,can't be replacing those bi weekly either.
Because Zoey's preferred mode of getting around,is scooting the way she does,we just put her down,where ever, and let her do her thing.That includes the pavement at the park and the floors at church.Where ever.If she walked we would let her down and she would be free to cruise, so this is no different.At least for now.I know we won't be able to let her do this forever.Certain we might get a look or two when she is 10 or so and still scooting her way around this world..My hope is one day she will walk but in the mean time,this is the deal.And her shoes aren't digging it.I am on the hunt to find a brand that is durable and darling ... got to be out there somewhere.
In other late breaking news,we spent an insane amount of time at an eye doctor appointment yesterday.Little of the 3 hours was actually spent talking with her doctor.The majority was waiting,and waiting,and waiting ... how does an office,granted at a busy children's hospital clinic,but how can the schedule run 3 hours behind?No clue.Would have left at hour 2 but we really needed to have a game plan on that tear duct that re-closed.10% re-close after surgery and Zoey's of course did and now we are at a crossroad.We can re-do the original surgery.Same surgery with different balloon size to inflate the duct and see if it stays open longer than 2 weeks.If it re-closes then we will be sent to a specialist for a more invasive surgery,which,I've got to tell you,I think we are headed for anyway.Or we can go straight to the specialist and bypass this duplicate surgery.There could be a structural defect deep in her nasal passage that her current doctor can't identify with a simple probe.Also,some kids get tubes in the duct.Similar idea to ear tubes.Our currant eye doctor is not a fan.Maybe we try a different doctor and go that route and then the specialist.I have no idea and when I have no idea,I defer to my fabulous pediatrician.I am certain he'll have an opinion.
Well,that's all.Not really though.Lots more to share but no time as the natives are getting restless.Stopping now will force me to update sooner.Next up ... pictures from our almost week long visit with grandbaby Charlotte ... the walker extraordinaire and the climber of Mimi's steps ... wait till you see that!!!