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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Round Two...

Today was round two of casting. Madi's foot responded favorably to the first cast, which is awesome!! She had a sore behind her knee where her leg accumulated moisture in the heat so they casted her leg a little straighter to try and keep this from happening. I have been trying to get her in to Dr. Segal's office, instead of going through CRS, so that she can get the weekly casting that is part of Ponsetti's method instead of getting bi-monthly casting. I just feel that this is the best way to help Madi. I spent almost an entire day on the phone with his office and CRS last week and not only didn't hear what I wanted to hear, but also got conflicting answers. I talked to Dr. Segal today and he told me who I need to talk to in his office in order to get her in. I'm excited to be able to go directly to him, even though it means out-of-pocket costs in order to do so. We feel it's important for Madi to see the best doctors and for her to have the best care possible. Dr. Segal is the best there is for the ponsetti method, CRS just isn't the best place for getting everything done in a timely manner. We waited another 3 hours today, but Mickey and Goofy were there handing out balloons and helping us pass the time. Conner was so thrilled to see mickey in person!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Madi has her first casting

Today Madi got her first cast to correct her clubbed foot. Dr. Segal uses the ponsetti method of casting which involves slightly moving the foot a little at a time and releasing the heel cord to correct the foot. We waited 3 hours at CRS (Children's Rehabilitative Services) before we even got in to see the doctor but both Madi and Conner did great! Conner was very sweet and kept kissing "sissy" to make sure she was ok. He was a bit sad that he didn't get a cast himself, but I wouldn't be surprised if our crazy little man ended up with some kind of cast at some point in his life. Madi is doing great with her new cast and is finally taking a nap after a long day! She did take a short nap all wrapped up on mom, so thankfully she remained pretty happy throughout the whole thing. We go back in two weeks to get a new cast put on. We are very thankful to have the casting option available to us so that another surgery is not required!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

To Our Little Madilynn Joy

When at first we heard the news
We were a bit blown away
It was very hard to hear
You may not walk one day

We cried for you
But not from a lack of love
We mourned what we thought you could not have
Though we knew you were a gift from above

We were thankful God blessed us with you
And knew it would all be okay
We stopped our crying and smiled
Thanking God for blessing us this way

You are a very special girl
There is no doubt in our minds
You will accomplish great things
Who you are just shines

You are beautiful and smart
Compassionate, determined, and sweet
Even though you are still so small
We know you can accomplish any feat

We are honored to be your parents
And love you more than you know
We promise to give you the best in life
We look forward to watching you grow

Thank you for blessing us so abundantly
By just simply being who you are
You are absolutely perfect to us
Our bright and shining star

We love you!