We had a fairly busy week. Monday Lindy had an appointment with her orthopaedist. She gets out of school at 11:30am and her appointment was at 1pm. Her appointment was right down the road from her school so it was pointless to drive her home, snarf down lunch, and drive right back to the appointment. So I picked her up and we went to a nearby park and we had a little picnic lunch. Then she got to play at the newly remodeled, really cool, playground for awhile and then we went to her appointment. It worked out great. I learned that going to a playground with one kid is 1000x easier than going with two. It was almost easy! Except you still have to watch Lindy like a hawk at playgrounds because I’m scared to death she is going to walk off the edge sometime. But it was much easier to watch when it was just her.
We checked into her appointment and they told me that the doctor had requested x-rays of her hips and pelvis. We got over to the x-ray place and Lindy was having a ball. Until they call us and we walk and get to the door. She came to a screeching halt at the door and wouldn’t walk in. I honestly believe she was thinking she might be getting another VCUG. The rooms did look very similar. I picked her up and carried her in and she cries a little and then does a little gag. I set her on the ground and she started to throw up. It was just a little bit that I caught in my hand. I washed my hand off in the sink and the tech gave me a towel. Lindy proceeded to throw up FOUR more times. ugggggg. I wanted to skin her hide. I’m so tired of her throwing up. The only thing that made this one better than the rest is that I caught it every time and she didn’t get it on either of us. After I felt like her lunch was fully gone, I finally just picked her up and put her on the bed. She freaked out of course but I held her legs quick and she got the x-rays. It was that or she got the baby board. I don’t think that would have gone over well either.
We made our way out of there and down to the see the doctor. They put us in a room and Lindy was so leery of everyone. She wanted nothing to do with the nurse. She also wanted nothing to do with the bed, which I knew she’d have to lay on so Dr. Kat could check out her ankles. At one point I was on the bed and Lindy was in the chair and I thought it would have been hilarious if the doctor had walked in then. I finally got her to get on it when I got a pen and we colored and wrote on the paper on the bed. We had a great visit with Dr. Kat. When Lindy was relaxed and paying attention to me, Dr. Kat felt NO tightness in her ankles! That’s awesome to hear. But rarely is she fully relaxed like that. Even though she had a good report we know she still has mild cerebral palsy in her ankles. But it’s very mild!! Our physical therapist wanted Dr. Kat’s approval for doing two short braces and Dr. Kat was all for it. She did recommend Lindy sleep in her long brace, just to stretch her ankle out and counteract any toe-walking Lindy does while getting used to the short brace. We’ll see how that goes! Dr. Kat was great with us only coming yearly, because Lindy is doing so well!
Thursday was the only other day that was busy. Both kids had Easter parties at the school but Lindy’s teacher also did an egg hunt and an awards ceremony. Drew and I both went and helped out. They did the egg hunt, made a bunny cookie, made a bunny craft, passed out awards, and played a game. The kids had a lot of fun. They are all so proud when they get their awards! Lindy got an award for using good language! It still blows us away to know (and see for ourselves) that Lindy has the best language in the class. We’re so proud of her!
Lindy had physical therapy at 1pm so we did the same thing we did on Monday. Drew picked Will up from school and I took Lindy and went to the park again. We ate and she played and then we went to PT. Since we got the go ahead for two short braces, we casted her for her new braces. Lindy was a bit weary at first but I whipped out the iPad and then she did okay. I’m loving the iPad for times like this! She did fairly well for the 45 minutes it took to cast her. Lindy did jump, both feet off the ground, and Heather saw it while I was in the bathroom. That is the first time Heather had seen it and the first time in awhile that she’s done it. She usually leaves one big toe on the ground.
Thursday evening we headed up to church for the Easter Drama. Our church put on a pretty amazing drama. The set was so cool. The kids stayed back in the nursery so that I could watch the whole show. There is no way they would have sat still that long.
That sums up our week. I’ve spent the whole week cleaning the house since we are having Easter dinner here tomorrow with all the Southerns. It’s spotless; they better not get it dirty .
Some of the many pictures from the week.
The beginning of the week was really warm so we played outside a bunch.Maybe we need to get him in soccer!Looking for four leaf clovers.Opening Easter bags from Aunt Amy and family.I thought she looked so cute just sitting there listening to music.Lindy’s Easter egg hunt at school.Decorating her bunny cookie.Getting her 3rd quarter award from Mrs. Asbury.Lindy and her other teacher, Ms. Mary.The special chair Lindy sits in while getting casted for new braces.Wearing mama’s flip flops.The kids are going to take swimming lessons in May and my parents sent them some Easter swimming goodies. Lindy came walking in the kitchen one day like this…Dying Easter eggs this afternoon. I found these no-spill cups and thought we’d try them out. They worked pretty well. The kids didn’t make a mess but it was a little messy getting them out.