Monday, January 05, 2009

Looking Ahead

2008 was an uneventful year for the most part when it came to Rachel. She started her second year of preschool and has met other developmental milestones, but for the most part it was a quiet year - no surgeries, no craniofacial team appointments, no specialist appointments. Just the regular stuff with our Pediatrician.

But looking ahead to what 2009 holds, there is the potential for a 'busy' year for Rachel.

The first big thing is to have a hearing test. I need to get that scheduled today and hopefully get it done before her first big appointment of the year on the 26th. She sees the craniofacial team for the first time in 2 years on January 26th. We weren't anticipating 2008 to hold much, and because of the way the appointment is billed, we are 100% responsible for the $700+ bill it ends up being, so we got permission from the team to just skip last years appointment. She needs to be seen this year. And more than likely, Rachel will need a nose revision, aka 'nose job' this year. And depending on how her hearing test goes, I imagine there is the potential for tubes in her ears again.

Looking a little further ahead, I think the biggest thing that 2009 holds for Rachel will come in August when she will more than likely start Kindergarten! And because of that, if she is to have a nose revision, I'd like for that to be scheduled and done and healed before she starts a new school with new children, etc.

There are lots of other 'little' things the year will hold as well - our baby will turn 5 years old in August, she'll move up in classes at Sunday School, and lots of other miscellaneous things we don't foresee. But looking ahead, it's definite that 2009 will hold more for Rachel than 2008 did!

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