I’ve been asked to provide some before and after photos of Nicholas. That’s kind of hard to do since at the moment he is in a kind of before situation. Being that he’s currently undergoing treatment. It was even hard to find great photos from between previous surgeries. It really reminds me of the fact that between surgeries we don’t pay a whole lot of attention to his leg.
I guess that is truer at some times than others. The fall was hard with Nick having random pain for the first time. Between surgeries one thing that always reminds us of fibular hemimelia is shoe shopping! That seems like it will never be easy. And getting shoe lifts, which either seems super easy or a real pain. Once we find someone who does a quality lift at an affordable price we pray they will stay in business.
Apparently though Nick does not need a lift right now! He’s walking with the walker but still reluctant to put weight on his right foot. I worry he is going hurt his left foot with all the work it’s doing! Still he’s not terribly active right now and now that the infection is under control we’ve got to encourage him more (I guess the swollen red infection pictures are a kind of before. I should take some nice afters to go with them). Steven is away and told Nick that if he takes a few steps each day he’ll take him to McD’s when he comes back.
This time when this fixator comes off I will be sure to take lots of awesome after photos. I hope it will be a few years before Nick will need another surgery. Though the way my boy grows it is hard to imagine going too long without another lengthening! Hopefully I will get to posting some more before and after pics on this blog later today! For now check out the new header collage I created this morning between toddler temper tantrums, preschooler melt downs and eight year old whining (that’s what Nick has been doing whenever we have to go some place without his dad-evator (as in Dad as elevator)! Considering how little attention I had to give it I think the header is fabulous!