Jacie has been home for 2 1/2 years. She was adopted from the Special Needs Chinese Adoption Program at the age of 8 years old. She is learning and growing in her forever family~

Thursday, November 21, 2013

An Extra Large Foot

My daily blog posts turned into weekly posts which turned into bi-weekly until recently- it has become the monthly blog post :(

BUT I am here now. So I must take the time that I have and use it wisely. My time seems so precious now. Jacie is swimming in the swim club, doing 4-H and attending homeschool classes. Her brothers are each in different driver's education classes, active in FFA and youth group and fully ensconced in their sophomore year. It is a little crazy around here but what's the difference, right?

Jacie is currently in a walking cast. This has not brought joy into her life. She views her cast as a prison and suffers 'not so silently...' It appears that she has a stress fracture or tendinitis or...? It is so difficult to figure out with her because of the position of her feet. Because of their set position, her feet are always sore and stressed but for the last couple of weeks, she has been in serious pain. I attributed it to arthritis. Though a little early, I figured that the weather changes were affecting her. Unfortunately, there was nothing I could do to relieve her pain. Medications did nothing. Rubbing it increased her misery. So off we went to see her favorite foot doctor. He is such a delight to meet with. He did some x-rays and checking and could see that it was swollen but did not find anything concrete. There could be a stress fracture hidden or muscular issues. We just don't know so she will lug around an extra large foot for the next 4 weeks.

Picture a little Chinese girl doing a celebratory dance. Not so much.

Picture that same child complaining, groaning and trying to get out of wearing it.

The latter is correct :(

Remember Jacie as she continues to learn how to live within the realm of her own abilities.

I am blessed.

Camo Pants

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