- University of Alabama Birmingham for a therapy evaluation
- University of Alabama Birmingham for a MRI with sedation
- Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland for Carter's “big surgery” evaluation
The University of Alabama, Birmingham
The Cline family traveled to the University of Alabama Birmingham to meet Carter's new Neurosurgeon. We were welcomed with open arms and we were extremly impressed. Carter's appointment lasted about 3 hours. Brandon and I can not say enough good things about Carter's new Doctor. He gave Carter a thorough exam and talked with Brandon and I for over 45 minutes. Carter will need further testing to show what the furture will hold for him. We will be traveling back to UAB in the next few weeks for another MRI, with sedation, of Carter's spine. This will give his Doctor a better understanding of Carter's post-surgical spinal defects. We will also be taking another trip to meet with another Doctor for a therapy evaluation. Our new neurosurgeon noticed Carter's leg weakness, especially his left leg, as Brandon and I both have. He wants Carter to begin every type of therapy possible, in an effort to prevent further weakness and aid in the already developed weakness. Only time will tell if Carter will walk or not. Our new Doctor said if he is able to walk he should do it before 18 months. Studies have shown that most children show their physical abilities before 18 months. Brandon and I pray for health and God's will for Carter. We will love him and treat him the same whether he can walk or not. Although Carter can not straighten his left leg completely, he can already stand by himself while holding onto his toys. His new Doctor was extremly impressed with Carter's neurological ability and how attentive he is. We are extremly excited to be part of such a great team at UAB and look forward to this upcoming July.
Trips for July
While in Birmingham we took Carter to the McWane Science Center. Here are a few pictures...
Playing with the water.
Sweet little foot and hand!
Back to the hotel... he was POOPED!!!