Happy 1st Ever WORLD CLUBFOOT DAY!!!
I am so proud of my baby girl and her journey!
Big thanks to Dr. Ponsetti for saving thousands of kids from painful surgeries!! You were an amazing dr, and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you!
Big thanks also for Dr. Karl Logan, our orthopedic surgeon, our RN Jennifer, and to all of the staff and volunteers of the IWK and RMH for making our journey with Lilybear and her beautiful little club feet wonderful! We love you guys, and could never thank you enough! :)
Tell all your friends! World clubfoot day is June 3rd!!
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Someday....someday I will look back and wonder why I was such a bundle of nerves leading up to every check up... I look at Lilybear, as she runs, jumps, and climbs. . . And still I worry that we will be told bad news at her check up. I try and tell myself that she is fine, and her feet look great, and still I worry. I fear that there is some tiny sign that I have missed. I wonder if I ever really have "forgiven" myself for Lilybear's relapse. Even though everyone says it wasn't my fault, I still have it on my heart that it was in part my fault.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
So normally. . . . when Lilybear has her boots on for night time or nap time, she is up in out arms or asleep as it is usually right before nap/bedtime that we put them on. Well, I was watching a friends kids, and she decided that she wanted to stay up later that usual. So I let her down with her boots on. We kept trying to tell her just to crawl around as we have laminate flooring through the house. Being the stubborn child that she is. . . she decided to attempt to stand up anyways. I let her try while i sat near by just to see if she could do it. . . AND SHE DID! But Lilybear didn't even stop there. It was as if she was thinking to herself. . . "well if I can stand up, I should be able to walk. . . " So I witnessed Lilybear take three steps in her boots, on the laminate floor for the first time ever! It was pretty nerve wracking, but neat at the same time. She was sooooo proud of herself too! She was used to walking around a bit in them before when she was in boots 23 hrs a day, but we had foam mats down everywhere for her to have some traction. So proud that my baby girl is growing up, and pushing boundaries, and proving to me and her daddy that being born with clubfeet will hold her back from NOTHING! She never ceases to amaze me! Love you baby girl!