Thursday, July 9, 2009

One year ago.....



Something changed my life...





Forever...



My sweet Kassie was dx with hip dysplasia and had her surgery that morning. Bringing my baby in that awful cold operating room and coming out something completely different than anything I have ever know is not something I can forget.

I was going to start this post out negative- how this went undiagnosed for 15 months, how 2 doctors never noticed, how she spent 6 months in a cast- 4 different cast changes, how I had to search everywhere on the East coast for a doctor/surgeon that was at least half human.



I went from thinking how can I possibly do this for 6 months, explain to her how or why this happen, to how in the world will she ever learn to walk again?









But at the end of the day the only thing that really matters...







I am thankful, lucky, blessed and in total awe. I don't know how she has overcome so much and can walk, jump, crawl, roll, climb, swim and out run me. How can someone so tiny and little just forget about everything and move forward as if nothing ever happen? I am suppose to take her hand and led her... but I think she took mine.





I wish this journey was over but I have no idea what her future holds. It could be more surgeries or we could be one of the "lucky" ones to walk away and never have to look back. But for now I will soak up the all "Kassieness" I can possibly get before her next appointment. I will watch her run, climb and discover herself this summer as a normal two year would. We will just live on hope & love because that's all we have. :o)


We are soooo proud of you my sweet Kassie!!! Here is to "One Year" and hopefully many, many more to come....




5 comments:

Wendy said...

that was really beautiful and touching to read....I have some tears...

xoxo

Tracy Rogers said...

Erin, thank you for letting us in your world and your thoughts. Little Kassie's story is a Blessing, I'm sure one of these days those once tiny legs will serve a huge purpose in her life! What a sweet miracle~

:) HUGS

mrsmommy said...

Okay, so now I am crying! I cannot believe how she has grown. And what a little character. Looks like she can even keep up with Jimmy now. What a miracle!

Kacey & Kandy said...

It's amazing that it's been a year, Erin! Kassie is absolutely gorgeous, she has such a sparkle in her little eyes. You did an amazing job taking care of her, making sure she was happy at home and had the BEST doctors!! What an amazing Mommy you are!!
Kacey

Erin W said...

Thanks sooo much everyone!! She looks so grown in some of these pics *sniff*~ I just can't believe it- time flies!!