Saturday, July 11, 2009

And......she's WALKING





We traveled to Shreveport Shriners on Monday and expected to be there until Fri. She has adapted so well to her prosthesis that we left a day earlier. Putting the foot on was a challenge at first but now I have figured out how to get it on right. She actually loves it now and cries when I take it off. We are working our way up to wearing it all day except for naps and night time. It really is the cutest thing without a sock and shoe. I included a couple of pictures without socks so you can see the toes. Adorable. The first day was tough and she cried when we put it on but after being able to walk she realized she was mobile and loved it. Naomi amazed the therapists by adapting so well so fast and we believe that learning to walk on her little foot was a big help. She did not need any encouragement to try it out and she walked all over the hospital. I had trouble keeping up with her as she found new things to see and she was trying to run by the 3rd day.

We actually may make the local paper down here in New Orleans . Because the hospital was in danger of closing the last few months they had a new turn of events and sent a reporter to interview someone from this area. I am so blessed to have actual footage of some of her first steps and many, many pictures. Can't wait to see some of it. We are so happy the Shriner's will stay open not only for us but the many, many children that need it in this area.

7 comments:

The Gang's Momma said...

Wow, what an exciting post. Thanks for sharing the happy news. I love the one pic of her trying to put it on - so focused and determined :) Congrats. Better get your running shoes on Mom, she's gonna give you a run for your money soon :)

Aus said...

AIN'T SHE ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS TOO!! What a lot of good news - hope you have some skates or something so you can keep up with her!

hugs - aus and co.

V said...

What an incredible blessing! You have been a miracle in her life!

PegLeg said...

That is wonderful news! Say "hi" to the family for me. Love, Peg

MississippiZen said...

Hi :)

Trying to respond to your comments but didn't have an email connected. My email is creel14@bellsouth.net .. let's connect and I can get you joined to our FCC and we can talk about our girls :)

Margie

MississippiZen said...

By the way .... how exciting for her! She is just adorable!!

Patricia said...

Wow! amazing! How blessed you are.
Patricia