New legs for Beckett
I don't love the idea of posting our personal news on social media, but we need help! Our littlest munchkin, Beckett, has Blount's disease. Up until about 15 months of age, Beckett's bowed legs were what we considered cute. At his 18 month well visit, his NP referred us to a children's orthopedic specialist. Beckett's bowing is severe. His hips are internally rotated, and his femurs and tibias have bowed, causing severe in-towing (pigeon toes). The specialist told us that he may be in pain, which for those of you that know of Beckett's lack of sleeping through the night, this pain could be the cause. The surgical therapy consists of two screws on the growth plates of his right and left tibias, with the plan that the screws will encourage the growth on the medial (inside) portion of the plates. The longer we wait for the surgery, the more extensive the therapy will be because the condition is only worsening over time. Our insurance is crazy expensive....and we have a $7000 deductible. I am swallowing massive amounts of humble pie, and asking for financial support to help our little guy's legs. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.+ Read More
Last night was a great night for at least one of B's braces. He made it from 830p-730a. I'm not sure when he removed his right brace, but the left one survived the night and the bones in his left leg are more severely bowed.
Beckett was (final) fitted for his first set of leg braces today. I want to thank all of you for making this possible, and will continue to keep you updated.
Our little friend is growing quickly; his legs are still turned in. We are trying night braces....for all who pray, please think of (me) us, and pray for sweet dreams. I fear many sleepless nights are in our near future. Many continued thanks!