The Seeds of Doubt

It has been five weeks since we were last at Greenville Shriners Hospital. Five long weeks. To most, having five weeks off from having doctor’s appointments would sound great. Especially when you consider how many appointments and visits we’ve made in the past 3 months. Initially, five weeks ago, we thought so anyway. Having a …

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The Ability Walk

See the Ability, Not the Disability Our local hospital, Rockcastle Regional, held a new event today. One I’m hoping can grow and become a yearly event; The Ability Walk. We had a great (but very hot) time. This was one of the first times we’ve been out locally in public with HG. I’m happy we …

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World Clubfoot Day

Today is World Clubfoot Day which takes place on the birthday of Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, pioneer of the Ponseti method for clubfoot. As previously documented, HG began the Ponseti method when he was 2 weeks old. He went through a series of gentle manipulations of the foot/ankle and weekly serial casting. After four casts Dr. …

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Pool Time it is!

We’re entering summertime, which means pool time! My brother-in-law recently opened his pool up for the season, and like any good nephew, HG tried it out as soon as he could! Thankfully HG is proving to be quite the water dog! We plan on incorporating some aqua therapy down the road, and his apparent love …

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Celebrating Wrinkles

Who knew wrinkles would be such a welcomed sight?! Wrinkles that we all have, that you never think about, like on your elbows, fingers, wrists, and knees, HG has never had. HG has been missing wrinkles on most of his joints because of a lack of movement within the womb. That movement gives us these …

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First Real Baths!

It’s crazy to think that it took us over 10 weeks for HG to have his first official baths, but we’ve finally made it! We obviously couldn’t give our little guy a bath for the first two weeks because of his umbilical cord, but since he turned 2 weeks old, we’ve been dealing with casts. …

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