A few months ago I read a quote that lodged in my head ‘Where there is doubt, there is no doubt.’
That’s not to mean that you just cast doubts recklessly aside or, alternatively, that the doubts paralyse you. More that the doubt becomes the motivation to check, think through and analyse a difficult decision. It’s the engine to keep exploring options until all the doubts are resolved – and then you act.
There’s been plenty of that going on for the last few months for us. That is, drawing on opinions from lots of different professionals, other SDR families and children to arrive at the point we’re at now. Rhys’ surgery is scheduled for 10:30am on Thursday morning (4:30pm in the UK) and whilst we’re a bit anxious about the surgery it feels like we’re doing the right thing.
I was watching Rhys as he made his way around the water park we found today.
It seems almost implausible that, post op, his feet won’t turn in anymore.
So often his legs scissor (cross) as he tries to stand still which makes him fall a lot. They’ve done that since he was born. That also being reduced is hard to wrap my head round.
It would be just fantastic if the predicted outcomes are achieved from surgery. In these situations I think it’s my nature now to keep my expectations low, whilst striving for the best.
Here’s to a good outcome for Rhys tomorrow.