Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Andrew's Foot Update

Most of you know that our little Andrew (almost 5 year old) has had an ongoing problem with his turned in foot. We noticed it as he started walking, but it got way worse after his bunk bed accident. It was a terrifying experience and it traumatized something in either his brain or his foot. We have been to at least four doctors that have agreed that it is a mild form of cerebral palsy. We tried massage, stretching and a brace, but to no avial. We just had a follow up and they have decided to lengthen his tendon. It's exciting to think that Andrew will be able to walk like a normal kid without being on his tippy toes, but at the same time scary to think that I am going to have to let him go "under" for surgery. It's the mama in me, I guess.

They had mentioned this was a possibility as he grew older, but have decided to do it now because they are worried about arthritis setting in his turned ankle. I'm so glad there are wise doctors out there that know what to do! Thank you, Lord!

I need to pick a date and line someone up to watch the kiddos so we can do this. Pray that everything will work out as it should. Thanks!

22 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh, goodness sakes alive, Stacie, will it be before or after your own surgery?????? He is such a darling thing. He also went through the trama of his Aunt Jackie as an infant here in ID!

Parsley said...

Yes it's scary and the recovery will be hard on all, especially him. Will pray. Keep us all updated.

Amy said...

We are praying for him and your family.

Keep us informed.

Have a blessed day.

Kimberly said...

Of course I'll be praying. It's for families like yours that our family has chosen to participate in fund raising through a guild, for Seattle Children's; with our big annual event "American Girl Fashion Show" coming up- we as a family our hosting a fund raising event this coming weekend. Our guild raises funds that go towards the "uncompensated care" fund. I think I'll be doing a blog entry before the weeks out.

Paula said...

Praying all goes well with your little man. He'll be fine!!

Angela said...

Will be praying and also I am already praising God for His goodness. He TRULY does make the crooked places straight and the rough patches smooth!!

Now I need to get my wee ones here to look at that firetruck. How could I have NOT clicked in..FIREFIGHTER'S WIFE. My wee daycare children LOVE the Firetruck song. I have shared it at my blog before. It is a song, once heard, sticks to you for the rest of your life...fire truck, fire truck, I wanna ride on a fire truck...I'm gonna shoot that water, shoot that water, I'm gonna shoot that water from the hose ON MY FIRETRUCK,,lol

Angela said...

don't have your email had to come here to give you the message to the comment you sent me,,
ummmmmmmmmmmm...glass? The Redekop household? NOT!!!! lol..oh girl, let me tell ya, they do not mix..My mother has one and she won't let me NEAR her's..LOL

Thanks for linking up with me ((hugs)) Today I'm going to bring the daycare children to your blog to see the pictures of the truck. They are going to scream, LOL

Connie said...

Ah, that is hard on everybody. I pray the surgeon does the right thing and proceeds carefully. I pray that God enables his body to heal rapidly. I pray God holds you close and gives you a quiet, trustful spirit.

Mich said...

prayers...

candy said...

I know andrew will be fine. He is a child of the MOST HIGH.The GREATEST physician. He is healed.
I am so thankful for everything HE is doing for andrew. Love you.

candy said...

Stacie the roast was a HIT. Even though I cooked it way longer because I was at shilo's babysitting. So good!Everyone should definitly try Stacie's Pork Roast recipe.

RaD said...

Oh man... we will be praying that this will be the one and only procedure he will ever need to have!

Camille said...

I will add him to our prayer basket...

It is scary to let your child go into surgery...but I can testify that God gives ALL that is needed at the time...the grace and everything...How blessed we are to belong to HIM! The grace will be there at each stage of the journey...moment by moment. It will not be there for something you have to face next week, or even tomorrow...but AS IT IS NEEDED. Trust HIM and REST in HIM.

With Love,
Camille
(Psalm 138:8)

Sarah said...

I will be praying for you brave son Stacie! I hope you guys are able to organise Andrews appointment with ease, to lessen the stress on you all.

Trust in the Lord!

Tina said...

I'll be praying.

Anonymous said...

Praying all goes well with his surgery.My little guy is two and had to be put to sleep yesterday to have teeth work done.It is so scary.God is always good though.

christy rose said...

I guess it would be a little scary as a momma but I believe that you and he will be so glad that you did this. Especially as he gets older, He will thank you over and over. Please keep us all updated as to when he has surgery.

Paula said...

Hey sweetness!! Thanks for dropping by and following my blog. I'm following you now too and looking forward to getting you know you better!! I dropped by to see if you had posted something new. (((hugs)))

...they call me mommy... said...

Will pray, Stacie!

redeemed diva said...

I have a son named Andrew. I will pray for your son too!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Hi Stacie,
I wanted to pop over and say hello. :) (And you're right - me and cameras do NOT get alone! ha!)

I hope that the surgery to lengthen your son's tendon makes it work beautifully and he can walk easily. You're right, it's definitely difficult sending a child to surgery, but God will overwhelm you with peace and you'll be okay. :) Hugs to you.

Nice visiting.
Lynnette

Paula said...

Thanks for dropping by today. Thought I'd let you know that Curly Girl did great at the dentist today. Much thanks to answered prayer and the help of nitrous oxide :0) Hope you have an awesome weekend!! Thanks for sharing your story about your Husband's dental struggles.

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