Believe Therapy Week 1 – Check!

  Well, five days of Believe Therapy complete and what a week it was.  Each day was full of relentless labor, drenching sweat and even occasional tears as Drew was pushed to the absolute limit, and even slightly beyond by a dedicated team of therapists with merciless motivation, endless energy and pure love and support…

Therapy Continues

Drew just completed his fourth week of physical therapy.  It’s gone pretty good, though his progress has been slower than I like.  His range of motion is making incremental improvements.  He’s standing for very short periods of time and walking using a Lite Gait apparatus to help support his weight.  Drew has maintained cooperation and…

The Recovery Process Begins

Well, surgery was completed Tuesday in a 5-hour procedure and Drew was admitted to the hospital for two nights as expected.  I don’t know what is worse: the actual surgery or hospital stays. Nathan and I constantly took turns staying with Drew.  Nathan would sleep over in the pull-out recliner in Drew’s room each night…

We had our first follow-up with an occupational therapist in Cincinnati this week.  It’s exactly eight weeks post-surgery and three weeks since having the cast removed and starting the physical therapy.  The appointment was to gauge his function and ensure progress is as expected. I was especially dreading this trip because it was my first…

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,…

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…

Second Follow-up Visit with Paley

Well, that was one world-wind trip to Florida.  And it made us miss Florida even more!  It was sunny and 80 degrees, palm trees swaying in the nice breeze.  It confirmed our intentions of one day relocating to Florida on a more permanent status. Our trip started very early morning, 3 am to be exact…