Monday, October 20, 2008


When Kaydens was born his right foot was pretty twisted. The doctor thought it was just a positioning thing and if I massaged it then he should be fine. But it could also be a clubfoot. So to double check we went up to Primary Childrens on the 16th of October.

We got to our appointment and they started putting a cast on him!!! Not exactly what I was expecting. Needless to say he will have a cast on for 3-6 weeks, and I will be going up to Primary Childrens every week to get it re-casted. When his foot has been positioned right from the cast they do a small surgery and cut a tendion in his heal, which will grow back correctly. Then he has to wear these boot things with a bar bracing it between his feet 23 hours a day until he can pull himself up on the couch or chair. At that time we can take them off him during the day, but they must be put back on each night until he is 2 or 3 years old. The plan is after all this he should be able to walk and play like any other kid without any problem!~


Jesica Lindsay said...

I'm glad that your figured out what is wrong and what can be done, That's too bad about the whole brace thing, but it'll all work out, you'd be suprised what tasks just turn into a daily routine and it's just how life goes. If you need anything give us a call anytime.

Jeff and Rebecca said...

Poor little guy!

It's hard enough having to learn and get used to a newborn, let alone having to worry about all this stuff, too! I'm glad his club foot is something that can be fixed.

Chris said...

I'm so glad you followed up! I have a daughter with clubfeet and I know how important it is to have the right care at the right time. There is a wonderful yahoo group called nosurgery4clubfoot and I encourage you to sign up. Lots of other parents are there who can help you through the hard times, especially with the FAB wear. I look forward to seeing you there!