Thursday, July 9, 2015

Update on Rory's Knee!!!

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Rory update! We saw Dr. Paley on Monday. He looked at her knee and said he could fix it, but it would be a major major operation and very difficult recovery wise for her. For those of you that know Dr. Paley, anytime he call something a major operation is quite concerning!  And he put the fear of God in this mama!

We want to make sure we do everything we can before we have this operation. So we are doing physical therapy twice a day once in the morning and once in the afternoon with his physical therapist, the physical therapy is no joke. She is very sore to the point where she doesn't walk much. She will either scoot on the floor or use her wheelchair, because she is sore. I am also doing physical therapy in the house three times a day, too. I'm doing it as hard as I can because I really want to avoid the major operation (I keep hearing him say "major major operation" in my head!  Horrifying!).  

She is also getting a custom made brace for her leg so that she can keep her knee as straight as possible after therapy and we do not lose any range of motion. She will wear it at night and anytime she's not doing therapy. She is also meeting with Dr. Paley so he can make sure she is progressing properly. 
So far: her range of motion gets better every day!  I am very excited each time they do measurements!!!  I have to be positive about it, and am not going to worry about the major knee, ligament, and tendon operation and focus all my energy on doing what I can do to get her leg back to normal!  

It is all pretty tough and the therapy is pretty intense, but she's doing really well. She loves being with the other "Paley Kids" and seeing all of her friends she made over the November- May lengthening she had. when she asks when we can go home I just tell her, "after we see all of our friends and get to watch the minion movie." I try to keep her and Zin as happy as possible. I will keep you updated as much as I can!

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