Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No More Casts!

Casts are off and new braces are on!  M kept squealing about how flat her feet are and WOW they are soooooo flat when she walks.  She kept saying, "I knew it! I knew they'd be flat! Yay!" She is also thrilled that she gets to take a REAL bath tonight and not just sit in the tub with bags on both feet while I dump water on her!

She still has some pronation but they are FLAT.  She was able to just take off and walk around barefooted too. I was worried that Botox, casting, and the resulting flat feet would make her wobbly but she rocked it!  She chose blue and green as the colors for her new AFOs...  not sure what happened to pink, but she was pleased when she saw them so it was all good!

Her Dr. came in and saw her for a minute and he was very pleased.  He said that her ROM (range of movement) is actually better than neutral, which is the position he casted her in.  We've also noticed that the spasticity in her right arm has improved.  She did not have botox in it so we were wondering if its from the Colloidal Mineral Supplement she is still taking via the Preemie Growth Project because we saw less spasticity in other areas of her body, immediately after starting it several months ago.  Even her orthotist commented on how her arm looked better so I know its not just me!

I love watching her walk around.  I will never forget being told that she would never walk independently by a doctor at this same hospital not long after we brought her home from Ukraine.

HAH!   


W and Wy were really interested in the cutting of the casts!

Wy claimed the casts once they were off... you can imagine how that went!
New AFOs!  Straight legs and flat feet!
Why M was so determined to bring her casts home...

3 comments:

Carolina said...

She looks so excited, it's impossible not to celebrate with her :)

Krista said...

I'm just stopping on your blog for the first time! Love this! I'm going to have to catch up on your story! We are a Dulles host family!

Krista said...

I'm just stopping on your blog for the first time! Love this! I'm going to have to catch up on your story! We are a Dulles host family!



We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson

 

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