Today Addie really started walking! She took about 10-20 steps at a time back and forth about 30 times. She was so excited and would wait for her "yays" after each time and then go around and get high fives from everyone. She even tried it on her very own a few times without any coaxing from mom. By the end of the night she was exhausted and her poor little legs were like jelly.
Addie was diagnosed with bilateral CDH at birth and wore the Pavlik Harness from 5 days to 3 weeks. This corrected her left hip. After that she wore a hip abduction orthosis until 5 months when she had a closed reduction followed by 12 weeks in a Spica cast. At 15 months she had a Salter Osteotomy on her right hip and was in another Spica cast for 5 weeks. The pins were removed 2 weeks post surgery. She is now 21 months old, her hips look great and she is WALKING!!!! Yay!!!! Praise God!!!
Today is the day I have been looking forward to for so long! I am so proud of her and can say emphatically that it was worth it!!!!!
Thanks everyone for all your support and advice!! For those of you that are just starting your journey, it does get better! One day you will look back and realize that everything your LO went through was what brought you to this day and you will be so happy! Keep your chins up and your eyes to God! He WILL get you through!!!
Posted by me at 8:56 PM
Today Addie and I made chocolate chip cookies together for the first time. We had a great and messy time! She loved it and was such a great little helper. I think I might have a tiny chef (or tiny foody.) I know I shouldn't let her eat the dough but how can you make cookies and not have a little taste? 1 lick never hurt anyone, right?
Posted by me at 5:16 PM
Now that Addie has had a few "good news" check-ups it is time to give away her Spica Chair! She absolutely loved this chair while she was in her casts and it was a lifesaver! It's not really something that can be shipped but if you live in Nevada, let me know.....we can probably meet somewhere to deliver it or you can pick it up! It's really cute. Light pink and red with the ABC's done in strawberry's on the top and the saying "Life is Delicious." It was going to be a Strawberry Shortcake theme but I never finished it. It's super easy to paint if you wanted to re-paint it. Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Posted by me at 8:50 AM