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Friday, 26 August 2011

IWK - Where Dr. Know what their doing!

So August 26th was our first appointment at the IWK. We drove to Halifax the night before and stayed in a very nice Hotel for the night, as our appointment was in the early morning, and it is a 4 hour drive to get there. We were nervous, wondering if the surgery would be done that day or not. . . When we got in to see them we got bad news yet again. Due to the Dr at home not knowing how to correctly treat club foot as he claimed that he did, we had lost all correction in her feet. . . you can see in the photo how crooked there were after only a week. . .



Then came the words I didn't expect at all "so it looks like we are starting at square one. . " Said Dr. Logan (our AMAZING Orthopedic Surgeon at IWK). Dr. Logan was upset at all Lilybear had gone through, and then to have to start all over again. The RN assigned to Lilybear, Jennifer, was also amazing! They really treat you like a person at IWK! They understand when you get upsetting news that you will be upset, and NEVER treat you like you're wasting their time! So they set us all up with a new set of casts, and an accelerated casting appointments to try and catch us up on lost time. We were to drive to and from IWK (4 hours of driving each way), one or two times a week. We will do what we have to do for our Lilybear!

First set of casts Applied using the PONSETI method of treatment!

NOTE TO CLUBFOOT PARENTS: PONSETI IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT. ASK YOUR DR ABOUT IT, AND IF THEY DON'T FOLLOW IT, ASK FOR SOMEONE THAT DOES!

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