Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Broken Record And Christmas From St. Louis

I know I sound like a broken blogging record when I say I haven't been blogging, I have been busy... but I have been busy. Sorry. Will get back to blogging if not now, at least in the new year. Thank you to all who called, emailed, or called my parents as a virtual kick in the butt. Will try harder...

First things first, Disney was beyond words. I think I have finally finished the movie... will post it here soon. Suffice it to say more fun then ever thought possible, and even more memories.

Second, St. Louis.
Matthew went back to St. Louis to see Dr. Dobbs on the 13th. Went down as always, hoping for the best, preparing for the worst. Didn't even take before photos. For those of you following for a long time, you guessed it, there was a cast. Even despite Matthew's plea



We were lucky enough to have Dr. Dobbs not only look at, but cast his foot. The best news was that because dorsiflexion was good, just the fore foot was drifting (metatarsal drift) he only got a half leg cast(yes, Dr. Dobbs DOES do half leg casts...Christmas colors of course.

As always, the people we see in St. Louis were wonderful. From Jeff who called us to see if we were stuck in the snowstorm, to the family who organized the craft at Haven House, to Kristina and all the staff at the hospital. You made this trip feel like home. And a special call out to Bill, from the Shriner's, who always seems to find us and make things feel more like home.

Matthew's cast will come off on the 22nd. Just in time for Christmas.

6 comments:

Allie said...

Glad to hear you were busy and everrything is ok!

Hannah Hammonds said...

We love Dr. Dobb's and staff as well. Haven House is great too! Love the Christmas colors.

Anonymous said...

Have been meaning to touch base with you! Love the Christmas colored cast by the way. We aren't headed back up there till summer, will see then neuromuscular neurologist next visit as well. Got an estim protocol from Dobbs. Levi broke his Kiddiegait, in the process of getting a new one! :) Merry Christmas if we don't touch base before then. :) Jamie

Mother Hen said...

The chalk board just about made me cry! Hang in there buddy!

Jennifer said...

I have missed you Jo-Ann!

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