|How can you not love that face?|
|It's only been a few weeks, he looks so tiny in this picture to me.|
|Glad we got a picture before we started casting.|
Since then he has grown to 7.5 lbs. Miles was born with club feet and bilateral adducted thumbs. We hadn't been able to see it in the ultrasound so we were surprised. The night he was born James and I talked and realized we both knew Heavenly Father sent Miles to us because He knew we would love him and take good care of him. We are proud and privileged to be his parents.
We started the casting process for his club feet on November 26th, the day before he turned 2 weeks old. The chances of success are much better if you start before they turn 2 weeks old. He did great with his first set of casts! They didn't even seem to phase him. He will get a new set each Monday and they will position his feet a little differently each time. After 6-8 weeks of casting, they will cut his achilles and position the feet properly. Then he will have a brace that he will wear morning and night and the achilles will reform. By the time he's crawling and walking, he'll only have to wear the brace at night. We feel so blessed to have such great doctors and to live only 10 minutes away from Children's Hospital, where we will be going every week. The staff is awesome and just seems to know exactly what they're doing. This method of treating club feet is much less invasive and painful than how they used to treat them, which was extensive surgery later on in life. Our Dr's say he won't believe us when we tell him he was born with club feet, we'll have to show him pictures.
|Week 1 of casts-"Sugar water on my binky? Don't mind if I do!"|
I feel so blessed to be his mother. I'm going to write his birth story eventually, but not tonight.