Monday, February 8, 2010

Of Course...

Aidan broke his growth plate in his ankle over 2 months ago. He came out of the boot a couple of weeks ago and still continues to be in pain and limp. We thought it was just stiff for the first few days. He doesn't want to go back in the boot so he won't tell us it hurts but we can see by his face when he puts any weight on it. He has figured out how to run on his toes and walk without putting weight on it. Last week Cody took him to see an orthopedic. The X-ray showed something called Subtalar Coalition in BOTH ankles and may have been the reason he broke it in the first place. He had a CT scan the same day and still has not ruled it out. So on Wednesday we will be taking him for a MRI. This condition is very rare, of course, less then 1% of the population has it, of course. So like a true Culwell he will probably have it. Still praying that we don't but it would explain not being able to heal. He may have to have surgery to fix or brace of some sort. Thanks for all those who have been praying and continue to pray. Aidan feels very special that so many people care and gets a little grin every time someone lets him know they are praying. I will hopefully have an update the end of this week.


  1. I had been wondering how Aidan was doing. Sorry to hear he was still having problems. We will be praying that it will go well Wednesday and the best treatment will be made. Will be anxious to hear from you.

  2. Oh man! Poor guy. I know he doesn't like being slowed down. I hope you hear some good options and get that taken care of! I would love to try to plan a meeting with you guys this spring. (here, there or in between) Maude is right...Oliver has been deprived of getting to know some great people!