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    Kathleen's surgery at Shriner's is scheduled for Sept. 22nd. She has a pre-op appointment on Sept. 9th.
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    Kathleen's surgery at Shriner's is scheduled for Sept. 22nd. She has a pre-op appointment on Sept. 9th.
    Mary Grace
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    Thank you!
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    Hi!

    Hope all the pre-op appointments go smoothly. I am sure that surgery date will come up fast! BTW, I really love that hair washing thing I bought, I can't say enough good things about it!

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    Lisa, Thank you... They seem to be very thorough with their pre-op. We have appointments with a physical therapist which is great I'll ask her about all the things we may need post op like for showering and see if insurance will cover the things (like the shampoo thingy). I may see if insurance will rent a different wheelchair for her. The one we use is not everyday, just for longer distances and it's very heavy! I will need one to use in the house and everyday for school so a lightweight one with a raised footrest would be good (save my back). We also have appointments with the surgeon,child life/REc. therapist, imaging, and a cardiologist which Kathleen hasn't seen since she was about 5 years old for a small hole in her heart. They released her but it will be nice to have a checkup again since it's been so long.
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    Wow, you do have a lot of appointments! But it's best to have all t's crossed and i's dotted, before surgery. Sounds like a thorough work up. And while it is rapidly approaching, I think that's better than months of waiting and anticipating.

    I hope your insurance will rent a lighter weight wheelchair, with elevated leg rests. It is certainly a reasonable request.

    Lots of pre-op prayers on their way!

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    Wow! That will be a busy day! We did Caitlin's pre-op like that too though (5 in one day)...I actually liked that better than having separate appointments & trips. Are you far away from your hospital? We are, so it saved a lot of driving for me to get it all done in one trip.

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    Thanks Rose and Lisa, We live about 1 1/2 hours from the hospital so yes, getting it all done in one day is great, also Kathleen only misses one day of school for them. I'm so thankful that it's far enough away to get prepared but not so far that I just worry for months. We called yesterday and I'm waiting for a call back but I think we will get a "family room" the night before so we don't have to drive the morning of surgery.
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    Good luck with the appointments. The family room is a good idea.
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