Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 21- 1st Appt

Maddie had a great day at school. She didn't want to come home! Em had a great day at PT with Mima and Mom. Grammie, Boppa and Aimee had their hands full with Teagan. She's a wild one! Grace and Kevin came over for lunch and a swim with all the girls and Riso's. I swung by and snatch up Em and Mom and headed to our first appt (3 weeks after surgery, 2 weeks after struts started to be turned). We will have an appt every two weeks from here on out.

We got to the appt and Em had 2 X-rays taken and then off to see the PA- John. He's been there from the beginning with us and always been very informative and helpful- today was no different! Em has a little bit of a phobia when it comes to anyone in the Paley building at this point as she thinks everyone is going to be "cleaning her pins" and that is only for her and I to do. John made her feel comfortable and then went through the X-rays with us, took the time to answer our questions and give us feedback. Em is looking good. We are 1/5 of the way to goal without any concerns at this point. I've attached one picture which is of two different X-rays. On the left is the x-ray from today and on the right is the X-ray from the day of surgery. We have almost lengthened 1cm (9.3mm) to date, only 4 more to go! Remember, we are lengthening the tibia and the fibular is along for the ride, which is at 8.5 mm. Tough to see with the fixator in the way but on todays xray the tibia is on the left and fibular is on the right. In the X-ray from surgery, the fibular is hidden by the tibia. All looks good! We relaxed this evening with the Riso's and Burke's and enjoyed some burgers, beer and wine. Thank you Boppa for manning the grill once again!

We have some special deliveries that haven't been opened but will report back once Em finds them!

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