I’m so excited, I’ve got to share!
I’ve been feeling a bit frustrated and frankly, just not satisfied, with the information we were given when we had Jovia evaluated by the orthopedic specialists when we first came home. They told us to never expect her to sit up and that prosthetic’s would likely not be an option for her.
This morning I sat down determined to do some more research. I’ve been looking for “the best” specialist for kids like Jovia. Someone who has experience with other toddlers without limbs. This is a tiny market, there just aren’t many of these kids. But wouldn’t you know it, the first article I pulled up had a picture of a little boy in Oklahoma, without arms and legs, walking! It listed the man who created his prosthetic’s as Kevin Carroll, the man made famous by Winter the dolphin’s prosthetic tail.
I decided to take a risk and send a email to this prosthetist to see if there is any way he’d be able to evaluate Jovia if I could somehow get her to Oklahoma.
I’m not joking when I say that not 10 minutes later an Oklahoma phone number popped up on my phone.
No way. I ran to the bathroom to escape the kids and answered the phone.
It was Mr. Carroll’s office. Not only is he willing to see Jovia, he is going to be in a city ONE HOUR away from us on May 17th and wants us to bring Jovia over so he can meet her!!!!!
Our baby girl is going to be evaluated by one of the best prosthetists in the country in just two and a half weeks!
I’m so excited to hear what he has to say. Even if his answer is the same as our first evaluation, just knowing she’s been seen by the best specialists will make me feel so much better.
I am blown away and thanking God for such a miracle and answer to prayer. YAY!!!!