Monday, March 22, 2010

Follow up appointment

I had hoped to post this sooner, but it has just been hectic since Thursday. We went to the doctor in B'ham Thursday and we were looking for some good news. They were pleased with her progress, but we all know that they are there to point the bad out in things. They were pleased that she was walking, just not the way she is walking. Her left knee is bowing in when she walks and her foot is dragging when she tries and picks it up. They have increased her medicine and want us to watch and see if that helps any, but they are not confident that it will, so then they are wanting to do some botox injections, this will weaken the muscles that are stronger and help her strengthen the ones that are weaker, so we will probably go back for that in about a month. They will have to put her to sleep, but at least it is just an outpatient procedure. One of the doctors did make the statement that she is the reason he does what he does, and that made us feel pretty good that he was pleased with where she was at. Other than that there was much else discussed. She did get to go back and see her therapist and nurses, and they were amazed at how far she had come.

We headed home a little before 4 that afternoon only to get stuck in traffic due to the sink hole on 65. It took us over 3 hours to get home, for me to only have to turn around and go back to a seminar Friday. I met up with one of the girls from work in Decatur Friday and we headed down to a seminar next to the Galleria, just wished I would have had time to shop a little while I was there. We headed home around 4 and luckily the traffic was not bad at all, I think they had come up with a better solution for re-routing traffic, so it didn't take us near as long to get home. Got home and ran in and changed clothes and ran back out the door to go eat with some of Dustin's family. Then we went by to see our friends that have been in Atlanta for the past month. They were so excited to get to be home and we are so proud to have them back.
We had wonderful church services this weeked and Kensley headed back to school for the first time since the accident this morning. She was so excited to get to go. This is a picture of her clapping because she was so happy to be with her class. It was so hard for me to leave her there, I kept finding myself telling her teacher and the other teacher she would be with what to do and how to do it, not like they don't already know, but I just couldn't help myself, I just wanted to make sure they know all her needs while she is there. I emailed her teacher to see how things went today, cause Kensley is not the same Kensley, she is a motor mouth now and I was worried she would talk their heads off, but she said she did great, she read a book to her class and then took two different test and made 100's. I'm so thankful that the Lord has brought her this far and has allowed her to go back to school. She will be going on Monday's and Thursday's for half a day. My mom picked her up and said she was asleep before they even got home.
Konnor is doing good. The week before Spring Break he did have an eventful week. He had fallen at school and busted his lip and then that afternoon it was really pretty outside so he rode is dirt bike and had a wreck in the ditch full of water, needless to say he dad was not real happy about it, but at least he wasn't hurt. The next day they were playing on the playground at school and a little boy was swinging and Konnor didn't see him so his foot hit Konnor right on the side of the face and left a shoe print on his face, it was so pitiful. I know that had to hurt. We are getting ready this week to start his school project which is due next week and it is about dinosaurs.
I'm having a Celebrating Home party Thursday night @ 6:30 at my house for anyone who wants to come or you can go look at the website if you would like. Hope everyone has a good week!


Sherrill said...

Bless you, bless you, bless you. I have no other words!!! (Yea - let Stephanie tell you how rare THAT is - LOL) I alternately cry and rejoice as I read. Bless you.

Melissa Kelly said...

Thank you Sis. Sherrill, you and Bro. Danny have been a great help to us during this difficult time in our lives, we love y'all dearly!