We arrived at the hospital and I was immediately impressed with the kindness and the helpful nature of all the employees. The waiting room is decorated like a carousel, it was so inviting and kid friendly. I watched all of the families and felt such a mixture of hope, sadness, and humility. I was thinking to myself how thankful I was to be able to get treatment from some of the best Doctors in the world, how lucky for Eva. I was thankful that her condition is so mild and easily treatable compared to the other children who were being seen that day. I was thankful that this facility is open and will let anyone be seen and treated free of charge. I know that Heavenly Father gives all of us challenges and it is up to us to make them a blessing and a learning tool. I hope to instill in Eva humility and a compassionate heart for people with physical disabilities. I hope she will learn to look past what others see and to look at the heart and spirit of someone. My heart smiled at the loving nurses faces and at the laughter being heard from children being pushed and pulled in wagons around the halls.
The Doctor was thrilled with the progress that the casting has made. She will be able to go for surgery next week. The surgery is a cutting of the tendon and then a recast. The new casts will stay on for three weeks (instead of being changed weekly). After this she will be fitted for her shoes and will wear these for a period of time. Eva is such a strong little baby and I know she will do great in the surgery.