Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Growth Spurt

Elena has been growing like mad. At least, I think so--she's eating TONS and seems to lengthen every day. I have heard horrible stories regarding growth spurts and spasticity--kids end up SO TIGHT and desperately need lengthening/aggressive stretching therapies during and post-spurt.
Any time I feel a little sad about how Elena's heels are *slightly* up, I think about how she would be had we NOT done SDR. She would be on her tip-tippy toes, falling all over the place, unable to stay down in her braces. I am sure of this.

Because of this surgery, at this time (during growth spurt) we're able to get E in her braces. That is priceless. I checked her tonight--she's grown an inch since December 28th, 2008.

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