To all of you, I offer this -- you WILL get through this, it IS going to be OK and you ARE doing the right thing.
I am so happy to report that Addison is a thriving almost seven year old now... she runs, jumps, swims and somersaults all over the place...she even completed a kids Mud Hero obstacle course race this summer. Can you believe that?! The best part... she has ABSOLUTELY no memory of her journey through harnesses and surgeries.
Hang in there... you WILL get through this. And please please please reach out for a shoulder to lean on, from someone who has been where you are now and can assure you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. These wee ones are so resilient and everything you are going through now is so worth the journey. My husband and I talk often about how the experience bonded us closer as a family, and closer to Addison. We could not see that at the time... but it is true. And now some pictures of our hip-healthy, happy little ray of sunshine.
|Our Mud Hero Obstacle Course Cutie|
|Hiking with her Dad... her favourite adventure!|
|Addison LOVES gymnastics|
|There is nothing she cannot do!|