This blog is dedicated to differently-abled children, particularly those diagnosed with a radial ray defect, hematological issues, Failure to Thrive, developmental delays, microcephaly, cerebellar dysgenesis or cerebral palsy.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

More news about Dr. Paley's move

Dr. Paley called us at home this afternoon to update us on his move, which was very kind of him. He will be moving his practice to Orlando, Florida, to the Disney Children's Hospital; everything should be in place by 1 June 2009. He says that there is a Ronald MacDonald House very nearby, and that he will put us in touch with his secretary to make all arrangements sometime early next year.

I told him that we had decided that it might be better to wait to do Emma's arm surgery (currently scheduled for 30 June 2009) until January 2010 so that I have a lengthy period away from teaching duties. Perhaps mid-December 2009 would be even better (immediately after final exams so that I would have nearly 8 weeks until I had to start teaching again) but that would mean we would spend Christmas in Florida...well, that might not be all bad!

I just want to be sure that I'm able to be there as much as possible so that Paul isn't left alone with Emma and Matthew in a strange would be very difficult.

In any case, because Emma has developmental delays Dr. Paley thinks that it's better to perform the surgery a bit later, so winter 2009/2010 will be fine.

I will post more after we actually schedule the surgery date.


Astrid said...

Hi JoAnn. Emma is lucky to have such caring and dedicated parents :) I look forward to get more time to read your blog from the start and learn more about your little girl.

But for now I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Marvelous New Year.


JoAnn said...

Thanks Astrid! I wish the same to you and your family as well!