It Has Been A Long Week

@1grnthmb (2063)
United States
July 12, 2008 3:57pm CST
Jenny had her One Month post surgery appointment on Monday and the doctors decided that she was healed enough to be able to start putting weight on her legs and they started her in physical therapy right away. We thought it would be a couple of weeks before she got to this point. They started her out with walking using the parallel bars and then moved her to a walker and had her walk some with that and then sent us home with a schedule for the next two weeks. Shriners Children's Hospital is the greatest hospital. They even are providing us with transportation every day. We are being picked up at nine in the morning. She has exercises in the physical therapy gym and then they give her a couple hours break and then take her to the therapy pool and have her exercise in the water. We then are brought back home around four in the afternoon. It makes for a long day but we pack a lunch and bring books to read. Everyday has brought new and different exercises and new advancements in her abilities. She is now able to walk with either the walker or with crutches and the only time she needs to use the wheel chair is when she is being transported to the hospital. After a weeks worth of exercises she is sore and tired. I do not blame her. I am too and all I do is walk around with her while she does all the work.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Tell her CONGRATULATONS and to keep it up. She can soak in a nice warm bath and that might help with the sore muscles.
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Which is something she has been unable to do for four weeks. Thanks for the encouragement.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
what did she have done? (i am looking at knee replacement and her road, sounds like what mine will be!) i hope she is better quickly!
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
12 Jul 08
She had a bilateral osteomedy (No idea how to spell it) where the cut the bones in both of her legs six inches above the knees and rotated the legs forty degrees. She was very pigeon toed and this is to make it so she is not constantly tripping over her feet so she can walk normally.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I am so happy to hear the good news. Am sure it's hard work for both of you. Jenny must be a very determined young girl. As time moves on hopefully she will be able to eventually walk. I will say another prayer for her. Take care and be well, carolbee
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Thank you Carol. She really is determined. I do not know how she does it. I am worn out just taking her.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
13 Jul 08
I am so glad that she is doing so good you certainly have one determent Girl there and that is good before you know it she will be running round the Garden with the Dogs I am so happy that she is doing so good Tell her to keep up the good work and give her a big hug from me
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I think she is to determined. She is really hurting today because of all she did over the week. It was just to much in a short time.
@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Good for Jenny, and eventually good for you too!!! The independence this gives her will be priceless. I imagine how tired both of you are. It sounds as if they are taking good care of you, but it is like having a full time job, going to therapy. How long will the continue? Do you know?
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Thank you, The Therapy should only last one more week on a daily basis and then go to twice a week for as long as CCS or MediCal will cover it. Right now it is completely covered by Shriners.
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