Ember is doing very well. She is happy and enjoying any attention she gets - except from Sienna - she is still unsure of her motives! Ember has an appointment on Monday Aug. 8 at Shriner's Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. From what I hear that is THE place to take her for arthrogryposis. I am looking forward to hearing what they say about her and future treatments. She wants so badly to be able to do the things Sienna does. It is sad to see her frustrated because she can't make her arms work the way she wants. We have been trying to draw blood from her for various tests since we don't have any health history on her. I took her to 2 different hospital labs last week and after being poked countless times and looked at by "so and so who can find ANY vein.." we are headed to the Children's hospital in the morning. She will be anaesthetised and they will use an ultrasound to help find a vein if needed. She has NO visible veins - common with her condition. Poor girl. I know tomorrow will not be a good day for her. Plus she can not have food after midnight and I know she'll not be happy about that fact in the morning. I have attached a couple of videos - this first one shows how Ember plays - if you can't use your hands to play, you use your face! She pushes toys around with her face, turns book pages with her face, points to what she wants with her nose, etc. Where there is a will, there's a way.