The final trip to St. Louis came and went last week, and Jude's casts are finally off!
Jude's feet look wonderful and the correction is everything that we could have hoped for! Hopefully this correction will be permanent and there won't be any more relapses in his future. Of course there is no sure thing, but the tendon transfer surgery (ATTT) helps insure that his feet will stay in their correct position forever!
It had been almost 3 months since this boy had bathed! It is amazing how dirty those legs got under those casts. And I was dying to give him a good soak, which is exactly what happened about an hour after we got home.
By the time his bath ended, there was quite a bit of skin floating around. We called it Jude's "skin bath." It wasn't pretty, but it was long over due. And since that first bath a large quantity of coconut oil has been used to help his skin recover. His skin, like his strength, is recovering every day.
Next step, Jude has some big work ahead of him and starts physical therapy 3 times per week, learning how to walk again. I have no doubt that he'll be up and going sooner rather than later. Cause he is an 8-year-old boy after all! There's not much anyone can do to stop him!