Tomorrow morning at 6am we'll be at Shriners. Ugh. I'm dreading this little trip as we're checking our youngest daughter in for minor surgery on her sweet little toes. She was born with an overlapping little toe and as she's grown it's causing blisters when she wears shoes. She also has 'curly' toes-those are toes that curl sideways and under her other ones. So, most likely she'll just need a dressing post-surgery, but if they need to put a pin in, she'll have a cast and a possible overnight stay.
The part where you have to leave your child in their little hospital gown that's too big and turn away is the most awful feeling in the world. But we've got this little girl covered in prayer and I'm thankful that we can help her have feet that will fit into shoes!
I have to add that Shriners is an amazing place. The staff we have worked with have all been professional and took their time with us. When we went in for the first time, they had a hand made blanket waiting just for our daughter that she got to take home with her. It is such a blessing to have a resource like this in our city as all the services received are free of charge. Their generosity is just amazing!
*Here's an update of how her toes look today (3/30/11) after healing for 8 months:
|The left foot has less scarring|
|Her right foot has more scarring, but not too bad.|