Thursday, April 20, 2017

Orthopedic Appointment

Bella had her one year follow up after knee surgery – a year of walking and jumping – and now jumping!  Who would have thought?

Of course, the poor baby was terrified.  Despite all of my reassurances, she is sure they are going to hurt her.  It’s really quite sad.


A bribe for Gigi’s cupcakes actually work!!  Usually you can promise her the moon, and she doesn’t care!  X-rays for a cupcake – win/win!

Her right knee is fantastic – granted the ugliest scar on the planet, but her knee is stable.

Her left leg, on the other hand, is knock kneed and her patella is “loosey goosey” (that is the technical medical term :) ).  So she continues in therapy and we continue to monitor that knee.  Doctor says if she has to mess with that left knee, she is not going to be a happy camper.

Look at this x-ray!  So proud of that straight leg!!!


Her celebratory cupcake!


I also asked about Miss Joy’s feet and knees.  Love a 2 for 1 doctor’s appointment.  So Joy is getting special braces and we’ll go back for some x-rays to check out those knees.


Sunday, April 09, 2017

Our Getaway Weekend

Jason and I went away for the weekend – wahoo!  We drove to Frankfort (45 minutes away).  We stayed in a hotel.  We slept in!!!  We hiked in Cove Springs.  We ate out.  We explored the State Capitol.  It was a great weekend!!



Because Alex had brain surgery last week, this shape reminded me of a brain MRI  :)


This is a Children’s Memorial Garden.  Truly a sacred place.


We thought the Kentucky State Capitol was so elegant and beautiful!


Later we walked along the river as the sun set.


Not counting adoption trips, it’s been 15 years since we went away by ourselves – we loved it!