Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Andrew Update

Andrew has been enduring his second serial casting round after botox injections to help with the contracture in his left ankle. He has done very well and we were finally able to remove the last cast this week. So glad it's over, his skin was beginning to break down and the cast was so stinky. It's been a nightmare trying to keep him out of the sand and mud at school every day and every week the cast got bigger so we couldn't get pants on him for the cooler weather.

He made great progress and regained a lot of the mobility that he'd lost from growing so much this year.

Up next is ordering a new pair of braces and we are also awaiting a trial of a new device called a Walkaide (http://www.spsco.com/products/walkaide.asp)

If anyone out there has experience with this I would love to hear some feedback on it.

This has been a crazy two months, driving to Houston twice a week for casting and physical therapy. I'm glad to get back to our regular schedule of only one trip to Houston a week for pt and then twice weekly OT in town. In addition to that he's getting nearly weekly OT through the school district.

Andrew is a very busy preschooler! I'm so proud of all his hard work.


Anonymous said...

Oh what that sweet boy goes through! But always a smile! He's an amazing little man!
Hope this beautiful Gospel passage gives you comfort! Praying!
Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
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Anonymous said...

Lifting up prayers right now!
Psalms 20:5-7 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
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