I've waited for what seems like so long to write the words, "on the mend". In the beginning, we were told of complications which might not allow this to happen which has made this a long 3 months.

I spent yesterday in the hospital emergency room being re-hydrated with IV fluids after being ill for a couple days and was deeply saddened by thinking that I would not be able to be at my daughter's 12 week check up with the surgeon. Today was the day to find out if she could, finally, walk on BOTH feet.

Weak, but determined, I made it to that appointment and I listened as the doctor told her to "walk, walk, walk". We discussed a plan for her physical therapy and any future complications that may arise, but the high point was when he said that she could wear both shoes and wean herself from her crutches as she got stronger.

The wheelchair I was blessed to find that afforded B freedom to attend classes and be part of the world, now will receive a good clean up (snow, dirt residue) and find a new home in storage.

Can I begin to say how truly grateful I am ? To see B's face when the doctor told her to walk..... to watch her put her other shoe on...... to see her get out of her wheelchair and put both feet on the floor and walk, albeit gingerly, was an experience that humbles this mother's heart.

I consider it the most precious Christmas gift I will receive this year.
1/6/2010 01:24:41 am

Just stopping by to read your latest entry! We've talked since you wrote this so I already knew about this wonderful moment between you and B!!! How has it been since then? How is she getting around now? It must be so exciting! I wish for you both that moment when you go a few days and realize that you've been able to take for granted, if only for a moment, that she is walking again!!! Our past always snaps us back to reality and we know to be grateful of the difficult lessons that we've learned! Boy, though, is that a great feeling for life to feel a sense of normalcy!!! Blessings! Lauren

11/26/2010 09:47:08 am

This is a responsibility of love and protection!


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