Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This is the letter that arrived after our review with Dr L, one month after Botox.
"Isla had the botox injections on 21 May 2009. Repeat xrays were done at the time and showed RMP of 11% and LMP of 4.5%.
Although it took a little while for Isla to wake up, she went home that day.
Her parents report that it was easier to get her into orthotics for the first week, but she was a bit wobbly on her feet. Now, she is not falling as much. She can heel-toe walk.
Isla's parents report that Isla has been reviewed by Dr B, and in his assessment, Isla is suitable for mainstream school. He is happy with her results.
When I saw her today, she was still tight, particularly in the right gastrocnemius and soleus, more than the left. She will need casting. Gastocnemuis length was just on plantargrade on the right and +15 on the left, with initial at -10 and plantigrade respectively. Soleus length was +15 on the right and +25 on the left, with initial catch at plantigrade and +10 repectively. Isla was walking straighter with her right leg, with positive progression angles bilaterally.
She will be reviewed in 2 months time".
Again, no idea what it all means, but will endeavour to find out today at Michaels.