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“I like to play tag with my friends. I like riding my bike, too! I don’t really know if I have a favorite thing to do at school other than hanging out with my friends, but I know someday I’d like to become just like my dad,” shares Sean.… Read more
“I like to play tag with my friends. I like riding my bike, too! I don’t really know if I have a favorite thing to do at school other than hanging out with my friends, but I know someday I’d like to become just like my dad,” shares Sean.
Even though Sean’s dad is away to provide for his family, Sean definitely looks up to his hard-working dad as his role model. Currently Sean is under the care of two sweet women in his life– his Grandma Sim and Aunt Ana, who stepped in as his legal guardian. “You know, he can be a little naughty sometimes, but I love him! I love all of my grandchildren,” shares Sim as a proud grandmother. Without a doubt, Sean gets all the tender loving care that he needs!
Sim adds, “This is Sean’s second surgery. He was born with the amniotic band syndrome. The first doctor already told us that he’s going to have another one after his first surgery. So when it was time, we were recommended here at Tebow CURE during clinic.”
We are praying that Sean’s constriction band release will help the swelling of his foot go down. Sean says, “For now, I know that I can do everything including playing! But I also know that I’d be really happy after surgery!”
Expansive support team? Check! Sean has his entourage with him as he got his cast off today and was inspected by Alex in physical therapy. He still has a little swelling, which is normal, and Alex showed him some exercises to help him build strength, and also improve circulation which will help the swelling go down. But overall, he’s looking great!
Sean gets to go home today! He tells us he’s pretty much pain free, and in pretty good shape. Before he was discharged, he got some more time in the playroom with his new friend and roommate Jon. We’re glad he’s on the mend, and we’re looking forward to seeing him next month!
Sean came in this morning knowing that it was actually time for his surgery, and was much more relaxed with that knowledge! Since this is his second (and hopefully last!) surgery on his amniotic band, Dr. Jun first needed to trim the scar tissue around the spot. That cleaned up the area nicely, and then he simply sewed everything back together. Once it heals, the constriction will be history, and Sean can move forward and be a regular teenager!
"Wait, I'm having surgery now?" asked Sean. It looks like we scared him a little when we explained that we'd be following him around while he's having surgery. We cleared that up though and told him that he'd have all day today to prepare. Also, we love seeing his Grandma Sem and Aunt Ana, who was out to buy food, step in like rockstar moms as they take care of him for his procedure tomorrow!
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