Sebastien’s second set of casts done two weeks ago gave him great relief from the first set. Lightweight casts that ran from his knees to the balls of his feet he was very pleased with the freedom they gave him. They granted so much freedom that he would try to pull himself up and put weight on them, he’d crawl around, and he’d wrestle with Jean Marie. He was not ok with being told to be “careful” he wanted to be on his feet again. Independent. Active. Marielle, one of his nannies, reported to me one morning that the previous night after they had turned lights out for bed he’d crab-walked off his bed and over to the light switch, proudly flipping it back on mischievously surprising everyone with his location. He was pain free, and anxious to get his legs going again.
After Sebastien’s last orthopedic appointment we had hoped and anticipated that his next trip down to the hospital would grant the removal of his second set of casts and begin the start of physical therapy. However that appointment was yesterday morning, and after a new set of x-rays was taken the doctors found that both his feet were still turning inward a little. They gave Sebastien the disappointing news and a third set of casts from knee to toe, with the probability of several more set changes to follow in the coming weeks. It was a bit of a let down for Sebastien, but the doctor’s lecture on his physical activity was a true authority that Sebastien seems to have taken to heart, and he is playing it much safer these last two days careful to keep any strain off his lower legs, and their molded forms. He is praying hard that with his next appointment there will be positive news, please pray with him that his feet will straighten and after all these months of his sacrificed mobility the outcome will be a successful one with as little impairment to his future as possible.
Colossians 1:11 (NIV)
11 “being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,”
Posted on Sat, February 18, 2012