Not a Typical Foot

I didn’t know what Clubfoot was.  It was one of those things that I’d possibly heard the term.  The ob/gyn told us that our son would have it at our 16 week appointment.   We were scared.  We had a Materni21 test to scan for all types of scary things.  He wasn’t going to have those scary things.  The doctors tried to convince us that Clubfoot wasn’t a scary thing.  Clubfoot is scary.  Why lie? Why down play it? Why not be blunt? I am blunt.  I sometimes wonder why I was given a child with this deformity, yes deformity.  Does that word scare or offend you? It shouldn’t.  It’s just fact and sometimes life and facts are scary.  Frightening.  You want to be able to trust, believe and blindly follow your doctor.  Simply, don’t. Question, research, do your home work. This is your child. I went from knowing nothing about Clubfoot to advocating for children and identifying atypical club foot from internet pictures in the last 9 months.  I educated myself for the well being and best possible treatment of my child.  I am passionate and I care about these feet, possibly more than anything I’ve ever cared about before. Randomly I remember my quote in my high school year book “Some of the people you never cared to know are some of the people you never knew to care for.” I made the quote up myself and it applies to my life today. Clubfoot people are my “people” and I really care. If you do too, follow my blog.

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