Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Have you ever felt...

Like saying something causes a jinx on the situation? That's what I'm feeling today. Yesterday was a really really bad day. The phone did not stop ringing and each call was bad news to some extent. I won't go into all the calls but the one that really hurt the most was about Jamie.

Jen took him to the orthopedic surgeon yesterday for a check up and they decided he needs to be re-casted. So tomorrow morning he goes in again to start the process all over. Once a week we will have to take him in to the hospital, put him under anesthesia, cut off the old cast and put on the new ones. We believe this will go on for at least 6 weeks. At which time he will then go back into the "boots and bars" which in itself has been a nightmare.

Jamie hates the boots and bars and has learned how to take them off all by himself. Each night Jen puts them on and each morning he has them off. We have consulted with the doctor and with the therapist who designs the boots on a system that works yet does not allow him to remove them. We figure at this point it will be up to us to design a system that will correct the club foot issue ourselves. I'm working on a design this week and then will try to have it made by the time the casts come off again. And get the approval and help of the doctor to implement it. Wish me luck.

3 comments:

JoAnne said...

Sorry you all are having a rough time. Here's hug!!

Day Scriber said...

Marie,

Sending positive thoughts your way!

Pam said...

All righty, all of us really smart, creative scrapbookers that create cool, neat, unusual one of a kind things, can get together and figure out some way to keep that little toot in his boots and bars!! Of course tying him up or taping his hands with duct tape would probably have to be passed on, right:)!!
Sorry this had turned out like this but he will be OK!!!
P