One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One Foot In Front of the Other

We have had a setback in the recovery process. Christopher has a hairline fracture near his growth plates in his left foot. It’s the same side as the head splitting osteotomy. We thought it was just a sprain because his foot didn’t swell that much. It only hurt when he applied weight to it. The podiatrist and Dr. Standard have different treatment plans so we are going to compromise. No weight this week, then next week we’ll start applying weight again. Christopher is sporting a nice black stabilization boot.  The podiatrist didn’t cast him because she didn’t want him walking lopsided. The crutches are getting a rest and we are back to the walker. We’ll see the podiatrist in a couple of weeks to see how it is healing.

Broken Foot

Cool black stabilization boot

What a testament this child is going to have when this is all over!

It will sound something like this, “My Doctor cut out bone from my hip to make it normal and added five titanium headless screws to hold it together. Then, the physical therapist accidentally broke my hip transferring me after surgery. Next, the good Doctor had to place three more titanium screws to correct the broken femur. Lastly, I broke my foot the second week after being non-weight bearing for three months but I’m walking!!!’  We know if God leads you to it, He will see you through it!

A big ‘thank you’ goes out to our Physical Therapist, Cindy!  Without you, we would have just thought it was a sprained foot.

“That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.” Here’s to the thought of no pain and running down the street again.

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1 Response to One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

  1. Adriana Ruibn says:

    praying for this loving boy who is amazing and his spirit has not been broken through it all…

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