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Another Birthday!

Today is Daughter #5's twelth birthday.  She is our little one that was born with a club foot.  We used the Ponseti Method to correct her foot.  It is a series of castings to correct the foot without having major surgeries.  We started castings when she was six days old.  The results were amazing. It was heart wrenching for this momma to watch as they manipulated her foot.  They forgot to tell me to bring a bottle to feed her while they worked on her to keep her calm.  Kind of hard to do with a nursing babe!  Plus, she wanted nothing to do with the bottle!  I ended up using the Suplemental Nursing System, SNS, attatched to my finger to feed her!  It worked!  The doctor was so impressed he said he was going to suggest it to his other moms who were nursing!  

We are very grateful to God for the doctor who we had that was so awesome during the three years of correction!  (She had a few other things that needed to be corrected because of her foot.)  Her foot and leg have some weakness in them because of surgeries and does not have full range of movement.  But we praise God that she can walk, skip--kind of, hop and run like any other child.

Happy 12th Birthday
Daughter #5!

We love you so much!!


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