Wow, all those great updates in that last post must have been too much for our little guy. Micah fell on the stairs today and twisted his left leg, which resulted in a spiral fracture of his femur. Micah will be in a spica cast for at least SIX WEEKS. The cast starts above his ankle on his left leg, goes up to his waist, and then over to his right side and down to just above his right knee (with an open area around his crotch for diapering). His legs are basically frogged out.
This week, Micah was doing GREAT with his walking. He took a long walk to the motor room at school on Tuesday and his teachers and therapists were quite excited. When I picked him up after Sunday school this morning, his teacher was thrilled to report that he spent most of his time on his feet (rather than his hands and knees) today. And we were just talking this morning about how great it is that Micah is almost defaulting to walking now rather than crawling.
But now... we need prayer. Micah's orthopedic surgeon told us tonight that he usually sees "typically-developing" kids limp for about 6 MONTHS after their casts come off. I cry just thinking about what this means for Micah's gross motor development. We were so excited to finally be getting spring weather so that Micah would be able to play outside, where he has traditionally had the most motivation for utilizing his gross motor skills. I'm so sad I can hardly breathe. We've been working so hard...
Anyway, we hope to bring our little man home on Monday. Mark is doing overnight hospital duty tonight. I'll update more tomorrow. And hopefully I'll have time to upload a photo of all 3 boys in their Easter clothes, taken just before the stairs incident.
Suspense by Rachel Dylan
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