Saturday, June 27, 2009

Name brand or not?

After I posted Jude slept and slept which again concerned me. I kept shoving a bottle in his little lips even while he slept, and he took about 10 1/2 ounces by 11:30 which made me happy. I had to pick Emily up from her cousins so we went to the mall afterwards. I needed to hunt some shoes for Jude, and Emily needed some items. While there we would stop and again feed Jude while all the shoppers circled our bench. Emily was as patient as always, and even volunteered to mix Jude's bottle for me. I offered her a chance to go into build a bear to look around while I fed Jude, but she informed me she has "outgrown" build a bear. sigh

After I fed Jude we changed his diaper and I noticed his urine was very dark. Therefore, I knew he had indeed gotten dehydrated. My fears were confirmed, but I wasn't overly concerned because it seemed his eating had picked up. I also noticed his spasms had indeed decreased since the doctor ordered the increase in the medication level. A little bit later we fed Jude another 4 ounces, and about thirty minutes later we had a nice full wet diaper. This made me breath a sigh of relief. Since that time Jude seems to have sprung back to his normal self, and I am keeping my fingers crossed.

So I mentioned I went to the mall to hunt some shoes for Jude. I had read on Caleigh's blog (www.hollydgray.blogspot.com) that her PT suggested getting hard soled shoes with an arch. This would help her toes relax and lay down. This made a lot of sense to me, and hopefully this would help with the CP Jude has that causes his toes to point. So off we went to look for little bity shoes that would help Jude. Holly had stated it was very difficult to find tiny shoes with an arch, and I soon found what she was talking about. I went into a brand named child shoe store, and browsed through the cute styles. I soon found a young sales clerk, and asked her "Ma'am do you have any small shoes with arches". I guess I got on her nerves by asking her question and she replied in a snotty manner, " Um no because they are suppose to develop those on their own". I paused, and probably wouldn't have replied, but her attitude annoyed me. "Well that's great, but he has cerebral Palsy, and needs some extra support" I said. She replied "Yeah well like I said they should develop them on their own". At that point I turned around, and walked out. Emily was so annoyed with the girl, that she just patted me on the back. I didn't have to explain a thing because Emily comprehended the entire situation. We then walked down to Payless (of all places), and I walked in asking the clerk if they had any baby shoes with arches. She smiled politely, and took me to the back where we found a great pair of white tennis shoes, and even some blue sandals. They were both hard soled, and had a bit of an arch to help Jude out. It was just a tiny raised bump in the middle that I knew would help. The lady was so nice, and even measured Jude's foot for me to get an accurate size. The shoes are adorable, and look very cute on Jude's foot. Thanks for the tip Holly!

I guess that just proves that name brand doesn't guarantee good service.

9 comments:

tom the girl said...

that's awesome that payless was so great with you and helped you find the shoes you needed. sometimes i'm ready to throttle some people, whether at the mall, grocery store, or doctors office.

glad it turned out to be a good experience. go payless!

Anonymous said...

Holy crap. I would have decked her. I actually sold Stride Rite's when I was younger. She should be fired. I'm not kidding. I would have totally called her manager and detailed the convo.

BTW, I'm glad that Jude is eating and seems to be doing better. I just now got caught up on your blogs. (the email from the nurse was awful, too)

Amy Hendrix (& Parker)

Midwest Mommy said...

I really don't think I would have kept my cool with that girl. Ugh!

andrea said...

no surprise. people lack empathy. i am glad you found shoes that work for jude. have you thought about getting orthodics for jude? aaron has them for flat feet. he has to wear them a year, and it should work. he started wearing them in may. insurance will cover them, and some parents who have kids with cp say they have helped with the walking. i hope he continues to keep eating!

Kristen Andrews said...

glad it turned out too, having a bad experience is never fun and shouldn't happen.

Maddie's Mommy said...

Some people have no class. At least you just turned around and walked right out..
I gave you a blog award because I love reading your blog. Look at my last post for details!

Rich said...

Heheheh... um, Build a Bear actually helps support Canine Companions for Independence with the purchase of a lab plush'e. But the promotion is over for this year. :)

Cjengo said...

Good to know Rich!! I will let Em know she now cannot outgrow Build a bear..ha!

cleon dann said...

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