Friday, April 23, 2010

Walking in the Pool

Mikaslyn recently started Hydro Therapy at Community Medical.  Hydro Therapy is physical therapy in a heated pool that is at least 85 degrees.  It has to be very warm to be therapeutic.  Earlier this week Kristine adapted her AFO's (ankle foot orthotics) to account for her different leg lengths.  Today  in the pool she was walking. 

Friday, April 16, 2010

Healing Room Visit

A friend recently told us that there is a healing school in Spokane, WA.  Kristine and I did some research in the Internet and found that there are Healing Rooms through out the world and the nearest one is in St Ignatius, Montana.  That's just 45 minutes away so we went today.

It was a great experience.  These wonderful people really believe in and are committed to healing through God's Word.  We will let you know how it goes.

Healing Rooms Information

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shriner's Hospital called to Schedule an Appointment

We heard from Shriner's this morning.  Mikaslyn has an appointment at Shriner's Spokane for May 19th.  It is an evaluation that will last 2 to 3 hours.

Aquatic Therapy at the local Rehab Center

Mikaslyn had her first physical therapy session in the therapy pool Community Medical yesterday.  It went great and she had a wonderful time, 45 minutes in the warm water.  She was so excited to be in the pool that the therapist could not do much therapy with her though.  No big deal since it was the first time.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Opinions

Talked to Cary Mielke, MD today.  He was very helpful but didn't have any concrete recommendations about Mikaslyn's hips.  He said that operating on the hips at her age could go either way and that doctors would disagree about whether is was advisable.  He told me that he had operated on 8 year olds and had it go well and poorly.  He is willing to look at the CT scan and give us his opinion and also suggested we contact Dr. Ernie Sink at Denver Children Hospital.  He specializes in hips.  I will start the process of contacting him today.

Please keep praying.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Mikaslyn was crying tonight while Kristine was reading to her.  Reading is one of Mikaslyn's favorites things to do.  If she was crying it was pain in her hip causing it.  She had even been given Ibuprofen a little before that so it must have really hurt.  When Kristine told me about it later she was crying because it just hurts so much to see Mikaslyn suffer.

Please pray for Mikaslyn.  Pray that we find the cure to her hip problems and that she is up on her feet walking soon.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Getting more Agreeable Opinions on Surgery

Dr. Ford called today to follow up on Mikaslyn's Seattle surgery.  I explained what a bozo Dr Sung was and what he had come up with.  I also told her that Dr. Yngve thought that a functioning hip would be less painful than a dislocated one.  She totally agreed that no mater what that would be the better way to go.  She eloquently stated that doctors often don't agree on the best course of action.

We are looking forward to hearing what Shriner's has to say.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Grandma Larson

My Grandmother in Nebraska passed away yesterday.  It is so sad!  She did live 98 years so it is not a tragery but she will be missed by many people including the Montana Larson's.  I only wish she could have met Magregor.  She would have really enjoyed that.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

There is Hope

Dr Yngve called today after reviewing Mikaslyn's CT scan.  He thinks that surgery could improve her hip function and reduce her pain.  He believes that putting the femur in the socket would be less painful than where it is now.  That the load would be spread over a wider area and therefore it would be less painful.  That was so good to hear after the negative assessments.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Not Good News

Well - we received our first 'second opinion' relating to Mikaslyn's left hip and he agrees with the original doctor that said her hip is inoperable and she pretty much would never walk but "we are not afraid of evil reports"!