Sunday, December 21, 2008

Her Journey




Until June 30, 2008 I really didn't know much about hip dysplasia. I had three girls and each time I watched the doctors do the hip test when they were born. I heard them say everything is okay so I took my sweet pink bundle of joy home each time and never thought twice about it.










I know there are worst things in the world- heck I could make a list for you. But honestly there is nothing worst in the world when the minute, that very second that doctor comes in that door and tells you there is something terribly wrong with your child. Nothing else matters.










So one dark day we took our baby girl to the OR and she came out with the ugliest most awful pink cast I could imagine.










Four cast changes, five time under anesthesia, one week long hospital stay due to a staph infection and more xrays than I have had in my lifetime.



But yes life does go on. Kassie ignored the stares and whispers. She learned the impossible was possible. She learned to army crawl, flip her self over, stand, climb the stairs and two weeks before her cast came off she took a few steps- in the cast!!! She never once stopped smiling or laughing.







Then *finally* 23 weeks later our sweet angels day came.......






























I wish her journey was over, but we have to hope and pray that everything stays in place and her little sockets grow so she will not have to endure another surgery. Until that day we will hold our little girl close and never lose hope or faith in the bravest little angel we know......




WE LOVE YOU KASSIE!!!!

6 comments:

Kacey & Kandy said...

Oh Erin! I have tears running down my face, remembering all that you've gone through, but they are also tears of joy as well. I am hoping and praying that everything stays where it needs to FOREVER!! Have a wonderful Christmas with your "new" little girl!! I'll be in touch soon :-)

Tracy of Creme De La Gems said...

Erin!! Your blog looks great! What a beautiful family you have :) Congrats to little Kassie!! YAY!!

xoxotova said...

YEAH kassie... what a beautiful little girl.. she even made her bright casts look good! MANY hugs and kisses and happy healing! Tanya

Erin W said...

Thanks so much everyone for the sweet kind words!!! It means alot!!! :o)

uniquefavors said...

Erin, Kassie is gorgeous and what an amazing little girl! Bless you all for doing such a great job getting through such a difficult time. Your photos bring out the joy in your little girl and you barely notice the uncomfortable cast under her beautiful smile and bright happy eyes! Congrats to Kassie!!! Ayme

kellye photography said...

Oh, I will be praying for your little one to grow normally and she is the prettiest little one, your story of her is very sweet and touching. I was crying as I looked and read. May the Lord bless you all.