Why is this picture so cool? (aside from the fact that it’s the pic of child looking at the world upside down, which is a pretty neat perspective if you think about it 😉 ). Because my son is bent in half! Might not seem like a big deal, but considering 9 months ago, this little guy was in a body cast, this is awesome. I told the original story of how he broke his femur bone and got casted here, and did update on our situation a few times since, but people have been asking me lately how my son is doing, so…
In short, he’s doing really well. After 2 1/2 months of not walking at all, then a couple months of sketchy toddling, he is now running and playing happily. Stairs still require some help, and jumping eludes him, but we have physical therapy in place through the wonderful County Intervention Unit and he continues to improve all the time. A few other minor issues remain, like since he was completely horizontal for a bit, we never pushed learning to drink from a cup like his peers. He’s now 3, and Mommy and Daddy should probably get on top of this, but…not a big deal–at all. He has absolutely no memory of the break or the cast (he was 28 month it happened). All x-rays look like he is on track for completely healing, and above all, we are completely grateful.
In honor of being on the other side of a nasty fence, go ahead and bend on over. In honor of my son, give the world a glance from the upside-down perspective 🙂
Meredith blogs at The Mom of the Year, where she dedicatedly earns her title one epic parenting fail at a time, offering quick, relatable laughs for fellow parents and all their empathizers. She has been part of several best-selling anthologies, featured on prominent sites such as Huffington Post, In the Powder Room and BlogHer, and loves her role as the Executive VP/Operations Manager of The BlogU Conference. When she's not breaking up fights over Legos and juice boxes, she remains fully committed to sharing a less serious look at the world of parenting.
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