Now our real journey begins. Drake was fitted for his Mitchell shoes with Ponseti bar brace today. This has been the fussiest I have ever seen my quiet preemie.
I knew that the coming years of getting this corrected would probably be a bit of a struggle. I’m so thankful that this is a correctable issue, but I’m so sad that it’s one Drake will be fighting for the next 5 years.
So far today, Mommy has
1. Inserted the bar backwards and cried as my baby cried
2. Put the shoes on the wrong feet
3. Felt my son snuggle up to me for comfort despite all I’ve put him through
And number 3. That’s the reason all of this is possible.
The Yahoo group nosurgery4clubfoot has been a real comfort to me today.
Please God give my husband and I the strength to do this for our son. Help us to remain vigilante and compliant to the best care plan for him.
We won’t talk about the offhand comment about his brace making him look like Forrest Gump. It made my heart hurt for him, and it made me so, so glad that we will hopefully be through this before he has to be too much in the world without Mommy & Daddy.