This little man had several appointments in the medical center last week and we got some of the best news about his leg.
(How do you like that hairdo huh? Pretty sure we were out the door before the sun came up that day and neither one of us did much to fancy up.)
We were originally told that Luke would have his first surgery between the ages of 3 and 5 because his bowing and leg length discrepancy were so severe. On Friday, Dr. B told us that he just couldn't believe how well he was doing and he thought it was safe to say we wouldn't have our first surgery until closer to age 10!
When Luke has surgery, he'll be put in a halo cast (with screws drilled into his bone holding a bulky metal contraption to his tibia) for 3-6 months. We will turn the screws every day to help lengthen and straighten his bone. Sounds like a picnic, huh?
I'd always imagined my little man going to Kindergarten in a halo cast. And it made me tear up just to think about that. So we have prayed fervently that God would heal his leg without surgery.
The Lord is answering my prayers.
"And I will lead the blind in a way they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16
We are overwhelmed with thankfulness and truly believe that the Lord is gifting us with this news and giving us hope in Him. As always, we trust the Lord with Luke's life and his progress and his journey.