Oh my you guys… I can’t believe it has been 6 MONTHS since the last post!
We have been insanely busy. Nick’s been working and I went back to school. We have been cherishing the free moments that the 3 of us have together.
In the past 6 months, Hazel has exceeded many of our expectations and is your typical “terrible two.” She has begun to speak more clearly and knows many shapes, letters, colors and can even count to 15. We have been able to put Physical Therapy ON HOLD until she needs to be re-evaluated come January! As of July, her therapist said she was age-appropriate in her gross motor development and we could put it on hold until we felt she needed it again.
Hazel finally outgrew her first prosthesis and received her second one at the end of October! She picked out her own fabric with cute little elephants. We received it in just enough time to go Trick or Treating this Halloween!
We also received an amazing gift from Adam O. of Game Changer Feet. He created and donated Hazel’s very first running blade!
Unfortunately, Hazel’s current clearance is a little to small for the blade, but we hope to have her running on it by next Spring! It’s seriously the cutest.
Tomorrow, we have to head back up to Children’s in Weschester to do a third round of serial casting on Hazel’s right foot. As she grows, it’s like her Achilles tendon will not grow with her or fast enough. This tightness is causing her foot to relapse into the clubbed position, even with an AFO brace. SO, hopefully this set will help lengthen her enough, but there is a possibility for her to have another tendon snip if she just can’t get past a certain point.
Hopefully it all goes well tomorrow! But I don’t think we will have many issues.She bounces back pretty quickly 🙂 As always, thank you for your constant prayers and love!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!