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Clubfoot Journey #5:Rhet's Win!

Our story begins at 20 weeks gestation when those troubling words were said... "I'm sorry, but something is wrong with your son's foot. It looks like he has talipes also known as clubfoot. We will get you scheduled with a specialist and go from there." As a first-time mother, those words shattered my world. Two doctor appointments later and multiple ultrasounds we had an absolute diagnosis. We were referred to Vanderbilt Children's hospital to Dr. Lovejoy. At this appointment, the doctor laid out our treatment. It involved telling us, "your son will never walk, and will be miserable. It's best you just have one surgery and leave the foot alone." Who would say such a thing to a new mom...

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