Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jacie is No Exception
Jacie is involved in so many changes right now that I feel as though I am running behind her trying to keep up. She is definitely growing- wow! She has moved up to size 12 pants. She is still thin but is getting a pair of long legs on her. We have also started a new therapy on her. I believe that it is called Graston's (sp?) It involves working with her scars in order to loosen them up. I really did not know what to expect but she seems to be benefiting. She has only had one but I can see a difference in her walking. Interesting. The other thing that I have noticed in the last month or so is that she is starting to use her whole foot on her left side. She has always toe-stepped on that side- never placing her full foot on the floor. Today I watched her walk through the kitchen as correctly as I have ever seen. I wonder if it is the stretching that we are doing with her hips and feet or if her leg length is levelling? Truth, I'll bet it is a combination. It is hard to pinpoint the exact cause because there are many things that are always changing. For instance, she began swimming in December. That might be playing a part. I think that Dr. Nowicki will be very surprised at how well she is doing. I am.
On the emotional front, she appears to be on a roller coaster. Some days she is up and others a little off. I think that has to do with age as she is sneaking up on 11 years old. 11 and 12 years old are interesting times for most kids- Jacie is going to be no exception.
She is growing though and developing at a regular rate. For that I am grateful.
I am blessed everyday to know this young lady~