Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cast Away!!!

That, my friends, is the tiny piece of hardware placed in Emily's right femur and hip during her Superhip procedure six weeks ago. That x-ray was taken yesterday. Last night at about 10:50 PM, Dr. Paley e-mailed us the ok to remove her cast for good and begin weight-bearing and physical therapy. And there was much rejoicing. If I had more time, I would go into great detail about our plans for a nice retirement ceremony for this stupid, clam-shell, urine-stanked brace (think a large open field, safety goggles and three sticks of dynamite) but I don't. So, instead just think about our kid roaming free yet again. And smile a lot. Because we are.


Anonymous said...

Dare I say, hip hip hooray!


AS said...

Doggone it...Gram beat me to it. So happy for Ems AND her mother! Let the running begin. Free at last, free at last, thank...well, you know the rest. Much love, AS

Czesterek said...


I am a moher of a 13-month-old girl who was born with pffd. While looking for some information about prosthesis I came across a blog about your daughter. My little girl is trying to walk on her own but without a proper prosthesis it is impossible. Doctors in Poland don’t know much about pffd therefore the prosthesis which they made is not the best and my baby can’t walk with it. I am in touch with dr Paley, however he only gave me theoretical information on how it should look like. I would be very grateful if you could help me and send some photographs of the prosthesis that your daughter has.
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