I kiss booboos and shoot people.
Listen wholeheartedly + feel often➶
Ben was the only one that didn't complain about having to go outside, to an 104 degree inferno for a picture 😂 happy Father's Day to these two great men💙💙
Small accomplishment this morning: Ben let me stretch his feetsies without crying bloody murder, and it only took two tries to get his boots on right 🙌🏼 I thought that because we were done with casting, it would be easier, but bracing has proven to be a challenge. Mainly because this depends on Pilo and I, and not his Dr. It was easy when it was someone else making him cry and all I had to do was soothe him lol. Part of his treatment is stretching his feet upward, 40 times, 5 times a day and he hates it! He does not like the process of putting the boots on either. However, once they are on, he doesn't mind them. We've spent the last 6 days crying together... But this morning was better. A lot better. And look at how cute he looks wearing my favorite animal 🐘❤️ #bengaeta#bensclubfootjourney#clubfoot#clubfootstrong#ponsetimethod#braceon#bootsandbar
UPDATE: "stay strong and brace on!!" Benny got his boots and bar brace. Finally, no more casts (hopefully). His feet are looking so amazing! I was in shock when his casts came off and I saw how beautiful his little feet look ❤️sooo thankful! He's not too happy about the stretching exercises we will be doing 5 times a day. The brace is 23/7 so he does start off by getting one free hour every day, which means normal daily baths, again! We come back in 1-2 weeks to see how he's adjusting to the brace. I will update again then. Thank you all so much for your continued love and prayers😘❤️#clubfootstrong#bensclubfootjourney#bensclubfeetjourney#bengaeta#clubfoot#ponsetimethod
UPDATE: sorry for the late update, guys. We left at 2:30am yesterday and didn't get back home till almost midnight. LA traffic is insane lol... but he did great during his tenotomies. He was awake again this time, during, but Dr Rodriguez and her team took good care of him. She said he got super angry when they laid him down but he was over it as soon as they were able to pick him up and love on him. He was smiley and sleepy once I was able to take him home. It was a completely different experience than his first tenotomy surgery, but for the best❤️ Since his right foot is the one with more issues, he might need just one more cast for that foot, next week. But other than that, if all goes well, he should be ready for his boots and bar -brace, on my birthday, in 3 weeks💫 we actually ordered them after his surgery yesterday🙌🏼 I'm so excited for him! Thank you all so much for the love and prayers. I love how loved my little guy is, by all of you❤️❤️❤️ #bensclubfeetjourney#clubfootstrong#bengaeta
Ben is having a repeat tenotomy surgery tomorrow. All of your prayers are appreciated✨ My sweet boy has been through too much in his short 4 months of life, and yet, he's still always happy. I learn so much from him❤️ #bengaeta#bensclubfeetjourney#clubfootstrong