Friday, May 25, 2012

The Shoe Never Lies

Was cleaning out the hall closet and found Matthew's running shoes from last year.  What an eye opener.

Do you see it?  The shoes NEVER lie.  On the left are Matthew's shoes from this year, on the right, from last year.  Do you see the wear marks on that green left shoe?  That was how much he was walking on the side of his foot.

 Here is another view.

For the first time in years and years, Matthew's foot finally seems to be stabilizing.  Finally, we have progress without the steps back.  The end of June marks one full year without a cast and no cast in the immediate future.  That little foot is getting stronger, starting to hold correction.  That little boy (not so little anymore) is working hard to walk straight, to keep his heel down, to try and walk heel toe.

 Funny how an old shoe can bring such joy.


Allie said...

This post makes me so happy! I love hearing that there are no casts in Matthew's future!!! Yay for progress! And I'm so happy that you are back in the blogging world! I've missed reading about you guys!

Rachel said...

hi JoAnn! Feel free to add me to your list! So glad you found me so I could find you!

TippyToes said...

Congrats on one year out of casts! I would be honored for you to add my blog to your list :)!

*claire* said...

hi jo-ann - thanks for stopping by my blog!! it's great to now find yours :) i'm looking forward to going back and reading your older posts as well as checking out your list of other clubfoot blogs - thanks for taking the time to comment and reach out! you can definitely add me to your list.