Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Much needed update...
Geeze I have been slacking hard on our blog. Things have been going good, busy but good! The last month we have been working extra hard to get Emma at a neutral position on her foot. She has been really tight ever since her shunt surgery due to her being sick for so long and no therapy is why she got so tight. So we were really trying to avoid surgery of course. So yesterday was her orthopedic appointment to see where we are at. Now he said she is allot better from when he last saw her but we really have to try hard to get there. PT gets her completely neutral when he leaves but soon after she starts to get tight again.
So we came to a good compromise I think.. because previously he was talking having to put her under to do the heal cord lengthening and another additional procedure to help her from getting so tight but I just explained that she was very flexible previously to everything with her shunt. So he can do the same procedure he did a year ago for the heel cord lengthening in office, which they just give her a shot on her foot and make a small incision in the back of the heel. She will have to have a cast again but this time he said we can do just 2 weeks instead of 6 weeks like she had last time.
So I feel good about this I think it will be a good thing, we are going to get her new AFO's so she will finally be able to start standing again which is so exciting because she really wants to. She try's pulling herself up on everything all the time. She will even try pushing herself up from the floor but can't stand up because her poor foot is turned in. So before we know it she will be trying to walk and I can't wait till we get there.