April 28th, 2009

Little Tomato

It's a......

BRACE!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  I'm so glad that we're finally making some progress here!!!!!  The hips are in place, even when Dr. Diab moved them in and out!!!!!  So, she is in a brace (that she'll wear until walking, not sure how that'll work...) that keeps her legs in almost the same position as her cast but she's no longer inverted, so we can put her down on a flat surface without stressing out that the circulation is being cut off at her ankles!  This is HUGE!!!!!!  WAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  She does have a little gash in one of her fat rolls (probably from the gauze, sweat, poop and pee irritating the skin) which seems to be a common problem but it should heal soon.  I held up very well today but seeing Nessie's fat little legs did bring tears to my eyes!!!!  Her legs are no longer chicken legs like when I last saw them - they've got rolls!!!  She'll have a follow-up appt' next week, then will get the green light to bathe (no cheating with the brace until then) - WAHOOO!  

Now, screw crawling, let's teach this girl how to walk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  GO NESSIE GO!
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