12.03.2010

My bowlegged baby...

I have had the week from hell! The worst cold ever has swept through my house, infecting us all. Starting to feel better today, but still think my head might explode at any second. So this will be brief, because my eyes are starting to water from looking at the computer screen...

Since he was born, we have been worried about how bowlegged Lincoln is. Once he started walking, we noticed that he was not only bowlegged, by incredibly pigeon toed. We brought this up to our pediatrician every time we saw him, but he assured us it was nothing to worry about and that he would grow out of it as he got older. Well for several reasons, we recently switched to a new pediatrician, who on our first visit acknowledged that Lincoln's legs were more bowed than the average child, and that we needed to see a specialist to see what measures needed to be taken to correct the problem.

I know, your all like "what problem??!?!" All you see is the cutest. face. ever. But it's there, lurking under his baggy jeans...


















We went today to Orthopedic Associates, 
where they gave my brave little boy an xray:
Then he got a sticker for being so good:
Then we waited to hear what the doctor had to say...

And after he reviewed the xray he determined that my child's legs are indeed a little crazy. 

But what next?? We have yet to see, as now we have been referred to yet another specialist. In Indianapolis. 4 hours from here. 
I know its not a life or death situation, but I'm worried. Worried that he could need surgery. Worried that it's not fixable and kids will make fun of him when he's older. Worried that we can't afford what he needs. 

When it comes to your babies, even the smallest of things can feel like the end of the world. 

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm going to enjoy a glass (or 5) of wine, and try to not stress about my poor boys cowboy legs!
♥♥♥

6 comments:

Sam said...

What a cutie pie. Love love love those curls!

Hoping he doesn't need surgery! I'm sure everything will be fine :)

melifaif said...

Damn, it is hard to get past his cute face!!! I know everything will work out. Very frustrating to stay on top of "an issue" and the doc just passes it off. I am glad you got a second opinion. I will keep you all in my prayers. It is scary, I know. We can do this together. Oh, and I have news on the art for Linc. I'm gonna hit you up on email....

drollgirl said...

he is THE CUTEST THING EVER! he really is! and i hope all is going to be ok. i know this must be so stressful! please hang in there!

CraftGirlAlli said...

He is so cute! If you don't mind me asking...what hospital did they refer you to? I'm only about 45 minutes north of Indy. And that's where we go for Colby's heart check ups. Hope everything ends up okay...I know all too well all those feelings you are going through right now!

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Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Its no fun to worry as a momma, ugg!
But boy oh boy he is the cutest little guy EVER!