For some reason the ease that we might feel from having Jordan’s shunt replaced was short lived as this was the first he had expressed discomfort after his surgery. The neuro team at Akron Children’s told us there is a high rate of malfunction in the first year. This doesn’t really put your mind at […]
Labor of Love is a blog by Megs Pollock. She shares her experience as a first-time mom whose son was diagnosed with spina bifida before he was born. Megs lives in Seville, Ohio, with her husband, Randy, their son, Jordan, daughter, Gabriella, and their Yorkie Shitzu mix, Sasha.
We are always up for a little adventure, but a lot of adventure is a lot overwhelming. Jordan came home from his first day of school telling us that he hit his head on the concrete floor. This seemed a little odd since his teacher had not said anything about Jordan getting hurt. I was […]
This will definitely be a summer for the books. After spending the summer building our handicapped-accessible home, we’re sharing it with others during the Medina Parade of Homes.
We officially have a muscle school graduate. What an amazing journey. We could not have asked for a better experience. We watched Jordan go from externally rotating his right leg out before surgery, to wincing at each crawl, to attempting to stand with his walker, getting new bracing to help with support, walking so tall with his braces and keeping his toes pointed forward, going the distance then walking with canes.
Jordan has officially hit the ground running (with his braces and walker) in Akron Children’s day rehab program, which we call Muscle School. We are beyond blessed to have a program that will allow children to receive such an extensive amount of therapy after surgery. Dr. Baird first mentioned it when we met in January. […]
We had been counting down and looking forward to Jordan’s big day of having his cast removed. Neither Randy nor I have ever had a cast or experienced seeing one removed so we were interested to see how Jordan’s little body would be set free. Will, an orthopedic tech, came in and explained how the machine would work as it would cut the cast but not his skin.