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post #41 of 56
Totally off topic but I noticed in your sig your daugher is an AFO wearer? Is that ankle foot orthotic? My daughter was born with a club foot and wears a brace at night, though it is not an AFO. Anyways, we have a great great orothopedic surgeon at childrens hospital. He is extremely well know in the club foot area, but is wonderful in general. Again, I have no idea if you even need one, but thought I would menton it

I hope whatever decisions you come to you are happy with! If you move here, we have a very active AP playgroup .....well, really there are a ton, but there is one associated with API that is a lot of fun. I also meet a lot of mamas at kangaroo kids on tuesdays. There is almost always something going on!
post #42 of 56
If you're thinking about Rockwood then consider Parkway, too. The districts are quite similar. I will say that 1/2 day Kinder is provided, but you can pay for the full day option.
post #43 of 56
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Since we aren't sure what District we will live in, I thought I would throw this out there. My son is to start kindergarten this year. When do schools start and is kindergarten 1/2 day or full? We are probably looking at Rockwood, Kirkwood, Lindbergh areas, but not for sure yet.
I can answer about Lindbergh. They starts Aug. 18. It's half day for free or around $340 a month for full day. There may be assistance for the full day. I'm not sure??? I think that the full day fills up pretty fast, too. We signed up in the spring.
post #44 of 56
I live in U-City and kindy is all day. School starts Monday, August 17.
post #45 of 56
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Totally off topic but I noticed in your sig your daugher is an AFO wearer? Is that ankle foot orthotic? My daughter was born with a club foot and wears a brace at night, though it is not an AFO. Anyways, we have a great great orothopedic surgeon at childrens hospital. He is extremely well know in the club foot area, but is wonderful in general. Again, I have no idea if you even need one, but thought I would menton it

I hope whatever decisions you come to you are happy with! If you move here, we have a very active AP playgroup .....well, really there are a ton, but there is one associated with API that is a lot of fun. I also meet a lot of mamas at kangaroo kids on tuesdays. There is almost always something going on!
Yes she wears a KAFO (Knee, Ankle, Foot Orthotic) on her left leg. Her right foot is in an AFO (Ankle, Foot Orthotic) which is hinged. She has feeling in that foot, but the foot is turning out of alignment from her tethered spinal cord. Her left foot she has more severe damage and had no feeling or movement below the knee. At night she wears a small AFO on that foot just to protect the skin and give her foot some stability. She doesn't wear anything on the right at night.

Who is the Ortho at Children's you see? Someone told me Children's is getting a spinal defects clinic this fall. I know Cardinal Glennon already has one.
post #46 of 56
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Well we found a place. Now we are waiting for approval. I am really worried about that. Our credit is shot from my husband being out of work and all of our medical bills. If this place is turned down we have a second place, but its very very small. Like only 500 square feet and we are a family of 5. The place we would like is 836 sq feet, which is still small but at least it has 1 1/2 baths and a nice size kitchen.

Please cross your fingers we can get the townhouse.
post #47 of 56
Good luck with the approval! If it doesn't go through....try looking across the river. I would do ANYTHING to get back to Edwardsville, Illinois!!!!
Stay focused on the positives...once your family is stable, and healthy again, it won't really matter where you live!
post #48 of 56
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Illinois is smoke free! Edwardsville, IL is a pretty progressive town - we've got great bike trails, parks, it's clean...can't do anything about the humidity though
We were just there for the Mud Mountain Race!!!! love, love, love E-ville!
Go Tigers!!!!
post #49 of 56
We see Dr Matthew Dobbs. He works at Childrens and at the Shriners hospital. Its funny, Childrens is rated higher than Cardinal Glennon, but I must say I am partial to Cardinal Glennon. My youngest brother has a really rare disease and he has always gone there. He was in the hospital a lot when we were growing up so I am very comfortable there and trust them

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Yes she wears a KAFO (Knee, Ankle, Foot Orthotic) on her left leg. Her right foot is in an AFO (Ankle, Foot Orthotic) which is hinged. She has feeling in that foot, but the foot is turning out of alignment from her tethered spinal cord. Her left foot she has more severe damage and had no feeling or movement below the knee. At night she wears a small AFO on that foot just to protect the skin and give her foot some stability. She doesn't wear anything on the right at night.

Who is the Ortho at Children's you see? Someone told me Children's is getting a spinal defects clinic this fall. I know Cardinal Glennon already has one.
post #50 of 56
Thread Starter 
We are here! Finally AT&T connected our DSL yesterday! : We are in Shrewsbury.
post #51 of 56
Welcome! Hope things are off to a good start. You picked the nicest August we've maybe ever had to return!
post #52 of 56
Welcome!!!!

Yes, you are really lucking out in the weather!!

I really like shrewsbury, very nice area IMO
post #53 of 56
Welcome, neighbor! I hope things are going well for your family.
post #54 of 56
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Now I have the task of getting all new Doctors for DD1. I have appointments for Cardinal Glennon. But now I am hearing on the SB boards most, if not all go to St. Louis Childrens. Sigh...I hate figuring out the Doctor/hospital situation.
post #55 of 56
Cardinal Glennon has an excellent reputation. I just started going to Children's because it's where my nephew was helivac'd before my DD was born. So it's the hospital I'm most familiar with.
post #56 of 56
I have info you may want to know about Children's that I can't post here. Will PM you.
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