And then there were feet…
Matt and I are still smiling. It feels so good to be on the other side of the surgery…to be in the land of recovery, liner fittings, and great visits to Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics in Newton, Ma, where we were today.
Arthur got the liners in and wanted to get Cade fitted so he could wear them over the weekend. It’s going to take practice on our part to put them on properly and incorporate it into our routine. From what I can gather, it looks a lot like putting on panty hose. Try explaining that to your husband. 🙂 I’m thankful for Matt’s consistency in attending all the appointments, it feels more doable with him around and then he can see Arthur put things on Cade and I don’t have to explain my panty hose analogy.
Our little trooper still has healing surgical wounds and sutures that haven’t dissolved completely yet. One thing I don’t think I expected in this recovery window was how much dry skin he’d have on his lower legs and new stumps. It’s peeling off every time we put a sock on or slid up his compression stockings. His lower limbs are still tender but Matt tickled his little stumps yesterday and Cade giggled.
Bless Arthur’s heart. He’s so patient with Cade. We are thankful. And today he handed me a little foot. The teeny little foot that will go on the end of his prosthetic boot, once that is made. Now the fun begins. Shoe shopping. It seems pretty trivial in light of all that has happened thus far but having never bought a baby shoe before, we’re pretty excited. As we were leaving I asked Matt what shoes we should buy. Without hesitation Matt exclaimed, “Air Jordans.” Really? Air Jordans? I was picturing cute little baby moccasins or Toms. Something soft and teeny. We’ll see. But our hearts are joyful as we move further in this journey. Thankful for continued healing, support from friends and family and the experts that will make this journey easier.