Valentine's Day marked Allison's sixth round of Botox. Jonathan was traveling that week for work so her Papa came into town to help out.
Everything went really well. She passed some time making valentines for all the nurses and doctors. Her physiatrist got a special "righty" valentine written with her right hand. She's still a dominant lefty but she really likes practicing with her right.
She spent the afternoon at home recouping and was well enough to go to her class Valentine's Day party with a Papa escort. She felt very special.
Her physiatrist mentioned that even though Botox is working well for Allison now, we may want to consider a tendon lengthening surgery in the future as a more permanent treatment.
She also noted that her leg length discrepancy has increased and her right leg is about a centimeter shorter than her left leg. She suggested that Allison start being followed by a orthopedist who can track her bone development more closely. If the discrepancy gets much larger, it may be helpful for the growth on her left leg to be stunted (likely by constricting the growth plates in that leg) while the right one catches up. We are meeting jointly with the orthopedist and physiatrist next month.
Thanks again to Tom for making the whole day possible!