My son, Merritt, was born with a left clubbed foot and congenital shortening of his left leg. Our journey in understanding his conditions and in seeking the best possible treatments has definitely had its ups and downs. This blog is my way of sharing our experiences. It is my hope that similarly situated parents may use information on this page as a resource and as inspiration. Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I haven't written on this blog in such a long time! I started working and have been totally swamped with the that and the boys. With that being said, everyone seems to have adjusted well and we are all starting to settle into our new routine.

Merritt has another checkup coming up in the beginning of August. I am starting to get really nervous again. I have this terrible feeling in my tummy that we are going to get bad news about his LLD. He seems to have had a recent growth spurt but his left leg doesn't look like it grew along with it. I have been told that it is possible that his left leg and foot may grow at a different rate than the right. Anyone have any imput?


  1. I don't have any input, but you most certainly are in my thoughts!! Hugs and kisses!

  2. Matthew's lld/clubfoot grows much slower then the right foot. Currently, his left foot is 2 1/2 shoe sizes smaller then the right.

    Sure that did nothing to help you out...just wanted to share. When we see his specialist in the fall, I am going to ask about it.