CCK, How Do You Feel!?!

Well, it took 10 weeks, but we finally received Drew’s braces.  And, this time it was quite the drama. After numerous calls to the doctor’s office to rush paperwork and update requests to the orthotist, we finally had an appointment to fit Drew’s new braces.  And, just in time too because mid-week on Spring Break,…

It has been pretty hectic in our household this past month.  I’m struggling with how to smoothly transition between one subject to another and, well, basically figuring out where to start…. So, it’s been over a month since Drew’s hand surgery.  He had his cast on for a total of five weeks and it was…

Warning: Major Vent Session Ahead

I’m sitting here fuming and angrily pacing my house.  I figure I’ll go take a shower to calm down, but I’m so frustrated that I can’t do that.  I want to make a phone call and be extremely rude and intimidating so I figure I better get my aggression out before I’m unable to resist…

Florida-Bound!

So, I last left off waiting for Drew’s braces which we FINALLY did receive.  Turns out they had ordered new bars, but the ones that came in weren’t the correct ones so they had to re-order new bars which extended the wait.  We finally got them and Drew remembered how to walk luckily! This time…

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…

Brace Yourself

Well, Drew started soccer and though it was nerve-wracking at first, it wasn’t all that bad.  They performed some drills and Drew enjoyed kicking the ball around and even practiced playing goalie.  He wasn’t able to run the warm-up lap which made me worry at first that this would be the moment his shoulders would…

The Struggle With Braces

Well, the braces with the new knee joints were all great while they were shiny and new, but we quickly realized that our struggles have yet to be completely relieved.  It started with a mysterious rare pop that came from his knee joints sparking anxiety in us all fearing that the joint would collapse causing…

Finally Good News!

So many exciting things have happened since my last gloomy post. First, we’ve made numerous trips back and forth between home and Evansville, IN (an hour drive) to adjust Drew’s braces.  We’ve had a few goals in mind to alleviate some issues including the lack of extension his legs have.  He’s not quite able to…

Never Ending Story

My personal laptop continues to infuriate me with its stubbornness and hateful refusal to work properly so here I am at the public library trying to formulate all of my cumulative thoughts that I’ve been stewing into an organized and creative post.  So, I might ramble on relentlessly as all of my tightly contained thoughts burst through a…

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’s Biggest Year Ever

We’ve been fortunate enough to have a Medicaid card for Drew’s disabilities to help offset the cost of Drew’s significant medical expenses.  Though this service doesn’t cost us dollars and cents, it does cost a lot of effort and labor.  I have been tasked with documenting every interaction with a medical professional between July 2011…