"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Friday, January 13, 2012

Project 365 -Week 2

Oh what a week! Started off with an appointment at the Gillette CP orthopedics. They took an x-ray of her hips first (which look great!) and then we had a second evaluation. The doctor is really pleased with her progress, and is impressed at how well she can walk without her AFO's! She was up and down the hallway showing off. We scheduled a gait analysis and a spasticity evaluation in the next few months. She is being evaluated for possible Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, or SDR. The SDR would eleviate some of the spasticity via nerve clipping in the spine. The reason this may be important for her is because most of her spasticity is on the insides of her legs, making her feet turn in. PT has been working for a year to strengthen the outer muscles and while its helped tremendously, and she's walking much better/feet straighter, the concern now is as she grows those muscles and tendons that are tight may cause torosion on the bones in her legs, which would have to be surgically corrected as she gets older, and is much more involved (cutting bones, etc) which we would prefer to avoid. For obvious reasons.

So, all of that information should provide everyone with all the little mysteries that make up her body. :)

Anthony was also sicker earlier this week. He's so puny when he's sick, but he bounced back pretty quickly and thankfully whatever he had didn't spread through the house.

We are still waiting for snow. Al especially is hoping for about 2ft of snow to fall. He said all at once... but then we all figured that 2ft of snow suddenly falling from the sky might just crush everything it lands on. :)

Onto to Project 365-Week 2 (my slacker 365 :))

Bailey cat

Brushing up on her World Records

Cute little rag tutu... available in my Etsy shop! So cute!

Keifer 'staches. :) (and a very overexposed picture!)

More mama crafting

Also, my friends are adopting again! Their sweet girl is in China and she has amniotic banding. She is in danger of losing one of her feet because of this, and the quicker they get her home, the better for her. She's just a little squirt at only a year old! Please VISIT THEIR BLOG and her Etsy shop!

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