Today it was confirmed just how mellow Mason can be. He had his second visit to the orthopedic clinic for his clubfeet and slept while they sawed off his casts. He also slept through the reapplication of new casts. A few things to note:
- These casts are shaped differently than the last ones, with his knees bent a lot and feet flexed out ‘like a duck’. It’s really awkward to get pants on and off so he may wear a lot of nightgowns for the next week. If he was a girl dresses would certainly be handy – LOL.
- The doctor was very pleased with how well Mason’s feet have corrected with just one week of casts. He said we may move to the brace next week, possibly the week after, instead of doing four more casts. We’ll just have to wait and see.
I’m grateful for another good doctor’s visit! Tomorrow we’ll have the next appointment – our first Myelomeningocele Clinic (Myelo Clinic for short). There are 13 specialties there who may take a look at and help treat Mason. It’s going to be a long morning but the 6 older children will be staying home to play with another homeschool family from church. They’re thrilled, these are some of their favorite friends. My hope is that after getting all these beginning checks done Mason won’t need to be seen at Myelo clinic for at least a month. Who knows?
Oh, and another random call came today – the geneticist who ran all sorts of tests on Mason’s blood got the results for everything back. You wouldn’t believe how many genetic issues they check for that can come along with Spina bifida or clubfeet. It turns out Mason has NONE of them – what a blessing!