Friday, April 14, 2006

I woke up this morning to read that Iowa City had been hit by a tornado last night.
Sad news for those who love this little city.
As I was taking Anna to ballet yesterday we passed the Red Cross, and the thought occured to me that I should sign up to volunteer. Brad and I had started the process years ago before the kids were born, but got distracted. Maybe now is a good time to try it again.
Support your local Red Cross!

Thursday, April 13, 2006


I haven't updated in awhile. It's been over a month since our last post and enough time has passed to say officially that we have achieved success with shoe compliance.
Ian wears them every night (minus an occasional night when he might be sick, etc...) and is tolerating them better as the weeks go on. He's not waking up so often (for awhle it was like having a newborn again). He still wakes up with red areas, but they fade every day and are not progressing to open sores.
He can hop up and down in them while balancing, and amazingly, he learned to walk in them a few days ago without holding onto anything. You'd have to see it to believe it.
One of these days we'll put pics up from the trip and other recent ones.
Little man also has pneumonia right now...once again we caught it early so it was only in his lower left lung.
He has a tendency to surprise us with stuff like this. :)

I've thought about whether or not to make this blog into a general one, instead of just clubfeet, because there's lots more to write than just this stuff. But for the sake of other families actually looking for information, we'll keep this one as is. Perhaps we'll start another in the near future.