10 Fingers & 10 Toes!!!!

Most parents love the moment when their babies are born and they get to count all 10 fingers and toes. They have picture frames and cute little things that say 10 fingers and toes all over them and kids’ books that talk about them all the time…trust me, I know. Several unknowing people gave us these gifts before CA was born. They didn’t mean anything hurtful and didn’t know that she wouldn’t have them at birth. I quickly threw them away and haven’t thought of them since.Tonight, for the very first time, I got to count my daughter’s 10 fingers and 10 toes! It has been a long are difficult road for all of us, but we made it and have these beautiful digits to show for all the pain she endured and stress we went through. Her life will be so much easier now and she will be able to do so much more. Not the least of which is wear rings :)

These photos are graphic and raw. As they heal, they will look so much better, but I know there are so many people dying for a peek!

We unravel the casts ourselves and under them is gauze and wrappings to keep them covered as they heal during the 3 weeks of casting.

Taking off the casts!!

Taking off the casts!

After unraveling the casting, we soak her in the tub to loosen the dried bandages. We have to be super careful not to pull the gauze and hurt her skin grafts.

Soaking off the gauze

Soaking off the gauze

She was playing with toys immediately and licking each finger in wonder!

I can do so much with these things!

I can do so much with these things!!

Here are all the new digits and comparisons from beginning to end.


It’s truly amazing and hasn’t completely set in our brains. We can’t wait to watch her grow and learn using her new hands and feet!



18 Responses to 10 Fingers & 10 Toes!!!!

  1. Susie Holt says:

    OMG…PTL..I had to shed some tears here…thanks for sharing!

  2. Susie Holt says:

    OMG…PTL..I had to shed some tears here…thanks for sharing!

  3. Sara Freeman says:

    OH MY GOODNESS JAMIE!!! THOSE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FINGERS AND TOESIES I HAVE EVER SEEN!! THEY TRULY LOOK AMAZING!! Look out she will be clearing off you tables. I love it!!! Congratulations…..Word can not describe how my heart felt when I saw this. I am speechless. Praise God, what a mighty man He is!!!

  4. Melissa still says:

    Absolutely amazing!!!! I’m so glad she has made it through those surgeries and had an awesome result.

  5. Shirley Miller Thomas says:

    Thank the Good Lord Above. They are truly beautiful. Love those little digits.

  6. Jasmine says:

    They look great!

  7. Cathy Moore says:

    beautiful… absolutely beautiful.

  8. Aunt Diane says:

    what an amazing results I can not wait to polish them with the hottest pink I can find.

  9. Debbie Luedtke says:

    That has to be the most amazing thing I have ever seen, Callie Ann is such an amazing little girl and so strong to have been through all she has. I have loved watching your story unfold, and the joy you take in each step is truly a testament of the love and faith you have. Congratulations on the new fingers and toes, they are the most beautiful ones that I have ever seen.

  10. Kim says:

    She is so beautiful!! There’s nothing better than watching your kids and how during they are when they go through trials like this. What a tough sweetheart :) My mom misty miller has shown me her and we have watched her pictures and her growing up. She is such a doll. Praying for fast recovery!! <3

  11. Kim says:

    How strong* they are… Not during

  12. Aunt Loretta says:

    AMAZZZZZZING ! so sweet!

  13. Sarah Turnage says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  14. Barbara Stellmon Miller says:

    Beautiful, simply amazing little digits that most of us take for granted. So excited to watch her grow and learn to use them!

  15. Greg Hoffman says:


  16. Margaret Lockhart says:

    Her fingers are so long and beautiful! Thanks for sharing her with us Jamie! She is the absolute cutest little girl. She is already using the fingers with the toy in one of those pictures. Amazing child—-love her and you!

  17. Kristie says:

    This is just so exciting. Dr. Fearon’s hands are guided by angels, because this goes beyond just regular surgical correction.

    We need to get little sister some flipflops and rings ;)

  18. K says:

    It’s so amazing, isn’t it? I don’t mind the 10 fingers and 10 toes books because I’ve had plenty of friends whose children didn’t have 10 of each and they did just fine. The range of Apert Syndrome is so amazing. My baby will be one finger short on each hand, but she doesn’t have a single breathing issue, not even a mild snore, and zero feeding issues.

    Your daughter’s fingers and toes are beautiful! I’m very happy for her and for you. I am in the process of scheduling my baby’s hand and toe surgery right now, so our future is casts. Do you have any advice for managing with casts? How about clothes?

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