Jonas took his first real steps this week! He is 14 months old and ready to move! https://youtu.be/OqJPeMwQPVc I worried so much his legs and ankles were too weak still — his turnout is pretty crazy. Adelina was walking by her first birthday, and as much as you know to be patient and that every…… Continue reading Our Son’s First Steps
Hello there! If you just found out the baby you’re expecting has clubfeet and googled “clubfoot” in a panic, welcome to the club! I want to say one thing first and foremost: you are going to be OK. And your baby will be happy, healthy, and will thrive! You can do this! And, congratulations on…… Continue reading So You’re Expecting a Clubfoot Baby: Thoughts, Tips, and Resources
I’ve written a lot about our son’s clubfeet and all the medical care he’s received as a result. June 3rd is World Clubfoot Day and we spent a lot of time reflecting on our journey so far and what our sweet boy has been through. He’s come so far! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4errSBsD7M We’re the lucky ones — we…… Continue reading World Clubfoot Day — June 3rd, 2017
We are now nearly done with 23-hour bracing, and it’s incredible how fast this phase has gone. We go in for a follow-up appointment this week and if his feet look good, he’ll be cleared to wear the brace for naps and nights only! 23-hour basically means your kid wears the boots all the time, but you’re allowed…… Continue reading Clubfoot Update: Almost Out Of Daytime BNB Wear!
Well it’s official: Jonas is done with casts and his feet are corrected! That doesn’t mean we’re done yet, but just look at those beautiful feet… Free at last! You can kind of tell his legs took the shape of the casts and there’s a teeny bit of bruising and wrinkling on the top of…… Continue reading No More Casts!
Well, final set assuming all goes well. But our treatment has been textbook so far, and I’m incredibly grateful we haven’t had to deal with complications. After cast #2 it was really just smooth sailing. We all got used to handling him with them on, diaper changes and all, and Jonas doesn’t even seem to notice…… Continue reading Final Set of Casts and Tenotomy
Another successful visit, and we made it in and out in between snowstorms: talk about impeccable timing! I’m starting to notice a pattern: the night after casting is typically pretty rough sleep-wise (only sleeping 20-45 minutes at a time… yikes!), but I wonder if it’s also partially due to the disruption of all the travel,…… Continue reading Clubfoot Casting #3 — Cast Removal