Well, not literally jumped. See, that seems to be our problem lately and deep in my gut, I feel like its just the beginning of a larger issue to deal with. Her feet and legs.
Its not a secret that Grace has Marfan Syndrome. She knows that she has to take medicine every morning to keep her heart healthy. She wears her glasses so that she can see correctly. And she is clearly one of the tallest kids in 2nd grade - in fact, she towers over most of her 3rd grade friends.
But now things are starting to pop up that she knows makes her different than other kids. Tumbling for example - I never pushed it when she was little because gymnastics is just something that Marfs cannot do with their loose joints and long limbs. So cartwheels at the cheer clinic -- not so pretty like the other girls. A toe touch jump? Forget about it. She just cannot jump that way and her legs are so long there is no way she has the strength to get them all off the ground at the same time.
After just half the clinic, she started to complain about her knee hurting. And her hip "pops" sometimes too. All on her left leg. The same leg that you can clearly see the loose ankle joint.
And so a doctor appointment has been made knowing that the result of that appointment will mean a trip to a specialist. Beyond that I dont know what the plan is/could be. What I do know is that this is the first major Marfan impact on her day to day life that she is aware of---- and it makes me so worried. Will we know how to explain it to her? Will my sensitive girl be able to deal with the fact that she probably wont be able to cheer or do sports like that as she grows up?
For now, we will see the docs we need to see. And we will enjoy this cheer season together.