Friday, April 16, 2010
Ok so the last question brings me to our current position in casting. We are 2 weeks out from cast #3. I secretly always hoped we would be the lucky percentage that resolved in a few casts although the numbers were always stacked against us. Chad and I have noticed William starting to stand and walk tilted as he did prior to his first cast. I am not sure what this means, but Chad looked at me this morning and said are you prepared if the numbers are not good this time. I said Yes of course, but something hit the pit of my stomach. I am not sure you are ever prepared for that set back. We are however prepared to stay the course. We will cast as long as casting is an option. The window for postive results is so small, we want to take advantage of every minute of it! Cast life is not ideal and we are finding the summer is going to be a challenge to say the least. Cotton, plaster, and fiberglass are not exactly cooling, but the alternatives for kids not ready for bracing is surgery and I am not willing to put William on that path without exhausting our cast options.
We are charged with protecting our children. We were given them to keep safe and show them love. Scoliosis hasn't taken that from me. We still have hugs, laughs, and smiles. We still have tantrums and tears and all the things that come with being 16 months old. I am in control of his future....or at least that is what I keep telling myself.