Part of our nightly routine now involves hand washing Dylan's liner and then I also try to wipe down his foot each night, as it gets really dirty really quick. A few times I have noticed these weird lines on the bottom of his prosthetic foot and I could not figure out where they were from. They wiped off fairly easily, so they weren't scratches or anything. It was very strange. Then today while we were coloring, Dylan walked across one of the coloring books and it struck me...maybe his foot is like silly putty. You know how you can place silly putty on a newspaper or comic or coloring book, etc. and it leaves an image from the newspaper, etc. on the silly putty. So I took his leg off real fast, wiped his foot clean, and gave it a shot. Sure enough...his little foot is magic!! :)
Dylan is a happy, smiley, easy going, energetic baby boy. We LOVE having him in our family! Dylan was born with a condition called Fibular Hemimelia and Congenital Short Femur. Like Nemo in Finding Nemo, Dylan was born with a "lucky" leg. It's been an emotional roller coaster, but we know without a doubt that Dylan will be JUST fine. All we need to do is "just keep swimming" through this journey we've been given. As a family we will get through this. Dylan...he will conquer this!
This is a blog following Dylan's leg journey. Dylan had a below knee boyd amputation in January 2012. We knew this was the best route to ensure that Dylan has a fulfilling, active, joyful life. Join us in this journey!
We hope to be able to connect with other families who are going through the same things as we are. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read how we first found out about Dylan's leg condition HERE.