Thursday, February 18, 2010

Family Pictures

These are family pictures we had taken in December.

...I wonder what she's thinking.....

Showing off my new and improved walking skills

Sporting a little 'tude!

A very happy mama and daddy

One of our favorite pics in black and white

Abby loves to fiddle around with bits of string, etc. She has great fine motor unusual talent for spina bifida babies

And here we all are again ('cept in different clothes)

And here's my mama showing off for daddy:0)

Looking around to see what I can get into!

And here is an "oil painting" of me with a Christmas sled

Pictures courtesy of Carla Carter Photography

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Today is a special day because my Maw-Maw went to physical therapy with me. She heard that I was having a difficult time adjusting to the E-Stim (Electrical Stimulation) and decided to make my day all better.

Maw-Maw is counting down for me...only 2 more reps to go. I have to do 20 reps per leg of EACH exercise! And recently a few extra exercises have been added to my regimen.

Maw-Maw is singing a song to help me out and make me forget the struggle I am having working out all of these muscles.

Yeaaaa! Time for applause because I did all my reps!

This is the part I am still uncomfortable with and I still want to cry sometimes. Having electricity running through my legs is a very funny feeling.

Now for the hardest part. I have to walk without the top part of my braces and my little legs are so weak they bow out like a cowboy. It is scary, especially with my left leg being paralyzed and I only have feeling in my glut muscles.

Thank you, Maw-Maw, for making my day so it's time to go to Starbucks (Abby calls it "Bucks") and get my Cafe Mocha! But don't worry. My mommy always orders decaf:0)

The biggest accomplishment today???? I got through my entire therapy session with NO TEARS!! What a blessing to have a Maw-Maw who cares enough to take this special time with me! I love you, Maw-Maw!

Thursday, December 24, 2009