I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.


Mission completed

We have returned from our Shriner's appointment... And of course the experts there think Jordan's amputation was caused by something different. It doesn't really matter to me. But they think what caused it was syndactyly - where there was some kind of vascular incident that prevented the arm from growing around 4 to 6 weeks gestation. They think her little skin tag on the end of her arm was some type of finger. We may never know. But they think she looks fantastic and healthy. We got to meet with a prosthetist and we'll probably start working with him sometime after she's 6 months old.

I consider Shriners to be a great place to help us get additional prosthetics... Like for riding a bike, swimming, climbing... Who knows.

On Thursday we're going to meet with the PM&R doctor who will hopefully give us the green light to move forward with Jordan's first prosthetic. I'm hoping it will be a tool that helps her on her belly -- her neck strength isn't up to par just yet. Hopefully that tool will help her. Only time will tell.

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