Joining a Soccer League

I could immediately tell that Drew was excited about something special.  As Drew exited the bus after school, he very excitedly told me to look in his binder which I promptly did.  There was a flyer from the local YMCA about a youth soccer league for the elementary school kids.  Drew looked at me with…

Florida and Cincinnati

Well, it has taken me this long to follow-up here about the remainder of our Florida trip plus some new developments in Drew’s medical future.  Now that school is back in session, I finally have some freedom to sit down and piddle away on the internet. The remainder of our trip in Florida went well. …

Another Visit with Dr. Paley

I was going to wait to write about our appointment until after we returned back to Kentucky, but I just tried to summarize our appointment, which ended about an hour ago, to my mother-in-law and had already found myself hazy on some details so I figured I better document now so I can refer back…

Can’t Get Enough of Those Doctors!

I had a whole post written and was going to upload cute photos to compliment the story and my entire post just disappeared and I refuse to rewrite it.  So I’m going to passively-aggressively summarize it in this sarcastic kid-like temper tantrum fit: Drew was dizzy.  Called cardiologist.  Yes, he excessively sweats but he wears…

Well, it happened.  Drew spoke of his limb difference.  I was rolling his sleeves up on a new shirt and Drew casually said, “I wish I was like other kids.”  “How so?” I responded, always carefully avoiding implanting the idea of his differences.  I was hoping that he was speaking of his legs, for which…

Drew the Overcomer

This post comes on the heels of Drew’s newest accomplishment of swimming across one of those circular above-ground pools while coming up for air between strokes.  I wish I could post the video directly here, but there is an extra annual charge for that so you’ll have to visit YouTube here to see it.  It’s…

Stirring the pot…

To give a little background to the update below I’ll begin by explaining that in August of 2010 Nathan and I took Drew to Boston Children’s hospital for a second opinion regarding Drew’s legs.  We were seeking a second opinion because Drew’s doctor at Vanderbilt felt a little reluctant to perform any type of corrective…