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…

The Waiting Game

You may recall from a few posts ago that the week of February 21st would come with some updates from Drew’s ortho doctors regarding plans or next steps to take in pursuit of reconstructive surgery for Drew’s legs.  Well, I’m sad to say that the week of February 21st has come and gone with no news…

They See Me Rollin’

Drew and I went to the zoo this weekend with a friend and together we slowly admired all the animals present.  At least I think there were animals there.  I was so busy nervously watching Drew roll around on his monster truck amongst the foot traffic, steep slopes and sharp turns or heavily panting from…

Independent Drew

As a doting mother, I’m torn between the pride of watching my little boy grow up and accomplish “big boy” deeds and the sentimentality of my little boy’s innocence and dependence on me and his daddy.   Such as this morning as we approached the school.  He insisted on walking on his own across the parking…

Whatever he knee-ds to do

Drew started something new yesterday: walking on his knees. Those of you who have been in real company of Drew, no doubt has seen his “booty scoot” but yesterday he started walking on his knees.  I don’t know what made him start doing it.  My guess is it’s his way of being defiant towards Mimi,…

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…

The First Step is the Hardest…

I just emailed orthopaedic doctors in Boston regarding a recommended course of action for our search for corrective surgery for Drew.  We had arrangements with a doctor in Nashville, but lets just say they “fell through.” In sending this email with the knowledge that the potential result is another 1000-mile trip to Boston that could…