Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jackie Update
I often think of things to write in the blog while I am swimming very early in the morning.  The pool where I swim is surrounded by tall redwood trees that are so majestic.  I almost feel like I am at a National Park campground when I swim. Now that I have digressed a little....

While I swim I think of writing blog entries with titles like "What's wrong with this picture," and telling a funny story of how Jon and I were laying on the couch at 5:30 am while Jonah and Jackie were sound asleep in our bed. I also thought that I could write a list of all the things that happen before 9 am in our house.  We all seem to wake up early, except Jon, who has had to become someone who wakes up early.     

Maybe I will get back to some of those funny stories at some point. But this morning I am going to give a Jackie update.  Our sweet Jackie seems back to her energetic, happy self again.  About 1 week after the accident, she started trying to bend her left leg in the harness.  She is so smiley and it is almost impossible to keep her still.  The doctor said to let her do whatever she can do as long as she is wearing the orthosis (As an Orthotist, I have to call the brace an orthosis).  She seems to be able to move pretty well in the orthosis and doesn't seem to be in pain anymore when her leg is moved.  Someone at Jonah's pre-school suggested feeding her kale to help with bone growth.  Jackie loves Kale!  Her temperament has always been to be a mama's girl, but she has been exceptionally attached since her accident.  As her mother it has been difficult for me to work through the accident, but I feel so much better now that she is feeling better.   My brother has been staying with us for the past two weeks to help out.  Most afternoons, we take Jonah and Jackie outside for some fresh air.  Jackie sits in the stroller while we are getting a square plot in the backyard ready to garden.  This has become such a special project that was started after Jackie's accident.  She seems to like to sit still in the fresh air.  

Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support.  She will get another x-ray in 4 weeks, so we will be sure to update everyone.  

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