Wednesday, January 09, 2008


G is visiting the casting room again. His left foot has regressed, so he is back in a cast in hopes to regain some correction.

This is January. What a month for the last two years. I feel a bit of anxiety, as if something is just around the corner, daily.

January 9, 2006, G had his first shunt revision. Experiencing it for the first time was frightening and reassuring at the same time. Scary sending my child off for brain surgery but comforting knowing we had caught it and seen the signs.

January 11, 2007, we took G to the doctor and had revision number three (second one in May 2006) the next day. This revision wasn't so cut and dry. It presented oddly, the doctors were puzzled as to why, but we went home with G not quite looking right.

Two neurosurgeon visits, several phone calls, and amidst a bunch of other stuff, we returned to the ER at 3 am with a leaking incision on January 29, 2007. Surgery the next day.

We have also been in casts the last two Januarys. So much fun in WI to have to drive 2 hours one way. Weather just isn't consistent here. Nor is health this time of year. G is pretty sick with a head cold, and I think we'll be skipping this weeks casting due to weather AND sickness.

I've been meaning to write more consistently here, but I find myself not accomplishing this goal. I haven't made any resolutions this year, but maybe I should. One can make resolutions any time of the year, right?!


Angela said...

I have been checking in on you guys! I know what you mean about certain times of the year really bringing out the anxiety. This is our time of the year as well...

I hope the casting goes as planned and you see lots of gains! Please keep us posted.

And yes we can make resolutions at any time in the year ;) I am glad to see you back!

Rural Felicity said...

Thanks, Angela!

I'm sorry this is your time of the year, also... My brain just can't help itself, I think.

I am hopeful for the casting. We do plan on going in tomorrow, but I'm not looking forward to it! I can see the drive being really, really long if it is snowing.

I will try to write more. :) I went and read through your blog earlier today, and you've been posting a lot. :) The botox is so interesting to me. When my first was born with clubfoot (almost 9 years ago!), some parents had their kids in trials to see how botox worked on idiopathic clubfeet.