"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, May 24, 2013

Two weeks home (6 weeks post-op)

Alina is doing GREAT! She is regaining strength very fast and is quickly resuming her regular activities. Her only restriction right now is walking outside of PT. She still needs quite a bit of proper gait training, and that needs to be in PT. While we've been 'cleared' to allow her short walks in her walker as long as she maintains a proper gait, we've only let her a few times.... her hips still need quite a bit of strength so her feet done rotate in. She's able to walk so much easier though, easily walking heel to toe, moving her legs easier and her knees don't hyperextend anymore!

She is doing all floor activities independently.... laying, rolling, sitting, kneeling and knee walking. She's also able to half kneel with support, and starting to be able to do it on her own! Before surgery, this was impossible for her even with full support. Now she can move her foot up and kneel with little effort. The change in her body is phenomenal.... the ease in which she can do things. Things she could do before, she now does easily without effort. I'm so excited for her, she is so motivated to move and walk, run!

She's going to PT five days a week; Two days in the pool, three in the gym. The PT's all work her very hard because they know her potential, and they are all pretty amazing too. She always has a good time at PT and is proud of herself for all her hard work.

Great tall kneeling her last night at Gillette

Alina has good friends!

Half kneeling, and talking!

Tall, straight standing her last night at Gillette

Alina got a medal at Gillette PT for meeting her goals!



Little Sister was happy big sister was home!

Rental Wheelchair


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