Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Did anyone hear that? That loud crash a few hours ago? That was my train...coming off the track. Just when I thought I had everything under control.

I got an email from Matthew's teacher after coming home from Matthew's physio appointment.

I hate to request this because I know they are brand new shoes, but unfortunately Matthew’s shoes are leaving black marks all over the floor and our caretaker is feeling a bit out of sorts about it. I was wondering if he has a pair of shoes with white soles at home instead that he can use at school?

Thank you


I thought I had it. I was so excited to have two pair of shoes that could have a lift put in, fit the brace, and Matthew liked. Forgot the last parameter. Marking the gym floor.


Guess I know what my day is tomorrow. Off to the shoe stores. Find a pair of shoes that fits his brace, has a sole that can be split, and is non-marking. Oh... and that the kid likes, at least some what.

Wish me luck.


Anonymous said...

i stumbled upon your blog a few days ago, and i am in awe of the strong and brave little man you have, how he takes everything in stride. and you... oh my... you seem to have it all together and have such strength, Matthew is so lucky to have you.
may you all have a great school year.
best wishes for things to continue to get better.
if you can't find new shoes asap, check with your local medical supply store for shoe covers- you may be able to get some that only cover the sole of the shoe and not the entire shoe. (shoe covers are similar to what surgeons and nurses wear over their shoes, looks sort of like a hair net, but they work. they have non-slip grips on bottom.)

Sympathypains said...

Wow...I don't think I would have been kind in my reply to the teacher.

Sue said...

Hey Jo-Ann! Just catching up on my blog reading ... it's been a heck of a month!!! Can't believe this new dilemma on your plate -- unbelievable! It can be soooo hard finding shoes when you need specifics. When Grace was wearing that UCBL for a while, we ended up with sneakers that were 2 sizes bigger. :) Looked ridiculous (and thankfully the insert never worked, so we gave up on it shortly thereafter).

Good luck shoe shopping!! :)