Surgery #5

Originally posted on drewunarmed:
Our morning was off to a very early start as Nathan and I awoke a little after 5 am in order to get dressed and head off to St. Mary’s medical center for Drew’s 5th surgery since May 2012.  We both eeked in as much sleep as possible only waking up at…

Drew’s New Port

Well, it’s taken me until just now to 1) mentally recover from the stress that was during Drew’s surgery and 2) have enough time to step away from the boys to document our experience.  Our two days spent before, during and after Drew’s surgery has been, in a word, stressful.  Supporting your nearly-eight-year-old-child through any…

It Gets Real

I’ve known about these impending leg surgeries in Florida since July.  Dr. Paley described them to us during our last visit.  It’s no surprise. But, what was surprising to me was how hard it hit after Drew’s recent follow-up with Dr. Paley on Monday. Drew and Daddy flew to Florida the seventh time, thanks to…

More About the Braces

So, we’re still waiting for Drew’s braces.  We should get them back any moment now.  Everytime a FedEx truck is within sight, I clasp my hands together in hope and excitement and then my grin melts in defeat as it just continues down the road. It’s been about a month now without braces.  Aside from…

Drew Walking….or Not So Much

Well, would you believe that since my last post detailing a catastrophic break to Drew’s braces rendering them not usable and them getting fixed that Drew has broken yet another bar?!? This will make at least the third break.  And this bar only lasted three weeks max before breaking again! Each break has occurred in…

Stressed!

Aye-Aye-Aye…school may have ended for the summer, but it’s been no break for us.  Just in the last two weeks we have made two trips to Louisville and two trips to Nashville, including for surgery.  And, if that wasn’t enough, now we must plan for a new leg surgery in Florida in the very near…

Drew Has Corrective Surgery

Originally posted on gattenthology:
Month One We pursued many orthopedic specialists to correct Drew’s legs before we found Dr. Paley in Florida.  Dr. Paley seemed to be the only surgeon who had the skills to correct Drew’s legs to allow him to walk.  So, in April 2012 we packed our stuff and drove to West…