Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Too Soon To Tell...

It may be too soon to tell, but I am getting a good feeling from Matthew's new physiotherapist.

When I met him and asked if he would be willing to work with kids, he told me that when he was little, he had some rather severe issues with his feet and legs. A surgeon had wanted to do some intensive surgeries. His parents sought out other therapies, hoping to avoid surgery. He was fortunate enough to do so. And, now he is a p/t.

When we arrived today, he asked how St. Louis went. I told him about the cast and about the leg length discrepancy. He stopped dead in his tracks and looked at me.

"which leg?"

"the left"

"how much?

"1/2 inch"

He looked at me again and said

"mine too"

I am struggling to find words to describe the feeling I have about this situation. Uncanny, fortunate, uplifting, beautiful, wonderful... seem to work. Somehow, this little foot has taken Matthew to a person who has led a similar life. Who has been casted, needed p/t, wears a lift in his shoe.

I think he has a soft spot for Matthew. I think that can only be the start of something good.

He told me today I was doing the right thing with Matthew. That this was the right path. That he just knew it.

Somehow, today, I feel it too.


Jennifer said...

Truly a moment to exhale.

Sara said...

That brought a tear to my eye Jo-Ann. This has to be a good thing. xx

Allie said...

Yay! I am so happy for you and Matthew!!!

Jodi Patterson said...

Aww..reading this post gave me goose bumps Joanne. I hope it is the beginning of a succesful relationship for all that is involved.

M said...

Hi Jo-Ann
Thank you for reaching out to me on my on my blog. Even though Matthew and Chance don't exactly have the same issues that lead to casting/braces/etc it's so nice to hear from someone who has traveled down this path already! Since we are just starting this journey it is nice to be able to read your blog to see what may be ahead for us. It looks like Matthew has come a long way.

Chance's sensory issues also revolve around sounds and smells as well as some texture/touching. He has gotten better and we did see an o/t for a while (about 6 months, once a week) but decided over the summer to suspend the therapy. A lot of his issues seemed to rear up during the school year,(could be the stress factor) and so far this school year has been much better.

Please feel free to add my blog to your blog roll. It will be nice to communicate and connect with other parents who have also had to deal with the casting/braces/pt. :)