Monday, October 27, 2008

monkey toes

As most everyone knows, Kailyn was born with 6 toes on her right foot. When she was 10 months old, she had surgery and had the xtra toe removed. I have thought (since they did surgery), that they cut the wrong toe off. At that time, they told us that she may need corrective surgery later to re-position the toe or whatever. Well, the last year, she has had ahuge growth spurt and the toe has become somewhat of an issue. It sticks way out to the side and casues difficulty with shoes. She has a hard time finding sandals, flip-flops, etc becasue that toes sticks out and over the side of the shoe. Wide widths don't always work either, since the other foot doesnt have a problem. So, I finally decided to make her an appointment to start the process of getting it fixed. We went today to our family practice doc, who sent her down for x-rays, and submitted the referral to an orthopedic/podiatrist. It will probably take a couple of weeks to get the referral all the way through Tricare, then I can schedule her with a civilian doc. I took this pic of her feet today as we were waiting for the doctor to come in the office.