Thursday, October 28, 2010

Clubfoot Update

A couple of weeks ago we went to St. Louis to have Marshall's feet checked out by Dr. Matthew Dobbs, a leading clubfoot specialist very close to home.  We went to see Dr. Dobbs for a few reasons.  One - he is a leading specialist, two - we just wanted a second opinion to make sure Marshall's feet were corrected properly, and three - its not that much further than Nashville.  Wow!  Its a great visit.  Dr. Dobb's thoroughly checked Marshall's feet and talked to us about what he was doing.  He said Marshall was doing really well and said he would put Marshall in a low risk category for relapse.  (Very good news!)  He also showed us some simple stretches we can do with Marshall's feet to help keep them loosened up.  Marshall is also now brace free for 6 hours a day, wearing them only for 18 hours a day, which is pretty much only while sleeping!  We really enjoyed our visit with Dr. Dobb's and will be returning to St. Louis.
The next day we took the kids to the zoo. More about that later with pictures.  Just wanted to let everyone know about our great visit.

1 comment:

russellsfeet said...

What amazing news! I've heard fantastic things about Dr. Dobbs, excellent feedback. Isn't life in brace free time just the best? Enjoy.