Sunday, July 31, 2011

Joy getting into the pool


With three days left in the "Ex-fix", I'm feeling the urge to document every last detail before it's OFF!!! Here's what the dreaded pin-sites look like after a long swim in the pool.....Joy can now wrap the top three pins herself while I do the lower three. We've got it down to a science! (Glad it's almost over though!!) Bring on the brace!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


The External Fixator comes off one week from today!!!! (August 4th)We're getting in as much swimming as possible before then, Joy LOVES to swim!!! Plus, it's great PT for her left leg to get it stronger for walking soon!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Joy!!

Joy is doing great this month!!! Swimming, hot-tub, sleepovers, shopping, dress-up, photo-shoots.....etc.! She rarely needs pain-pills anymore, and we've only got two weeks left till it's OFF!!!!! YAY!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Week in review

Here are some shots from the past few days. We bowled a few times, saw Dr. Flanagan (found out she's expecting!!!), got measured for the brace, another x-ray, aqua-therapy!!,and physical therapy (ball-pit!!).
Dr. Flanagan said there was growth visible on the latest x-ray! I didn't get to see it, will try to get a copy. Aqua-therapy went well except for having to unwrap the pins to get in (angry face pic), and the discomfort of getting re-wrapped in an uncomfortable dressing room......Only three more weeks till removal day!!!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3rd fun!!!

Today after church Joy went SWIMMING!!!!! I wanted to wait until after our aqua-therapy appt., but since she'd done so well in the bathtub twice, I figured we'd go for it! She did GREAT! Not a lot of actual swimming yet, but she loved being in the pool! YEA!! Then off to see some early fireworks with friends and family. (I'll have to include them in another collage, ran out of room!)Great day, so proud of Joy!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Joy in June and July....

Here's another collage from the past couple of weeks. We've done a lot of bowling with friends, visiting the kitties at Pet Smart adoption center, and even a trip to the Chattahoochee River! Today we drove out to the Gwinnett YMCA to see where Joy will have aqua-therapy, then we headed down the street to Jones Bridge Park to see what they had to offer. WOW! So pretty!! Joy REALLY wanted to get in the river, can't wait to go back next summer!! I stuck my toe in, it was COLD! Then we hit the Buford Hwy Flea Market, and had a lovely Mexican dinner @ Monterrey. Oh, forgot to point out that Joy finally got in the BATHTUB!! She liked it so much, she's in it again right now!! Looks good to be able to swim very, very soon! YAY! (We see Dr. Flanagan on the 6th, and hope to have aqua-therapy on the 7th.)Ex-Fix off date August 4th!!! WHEEEEE!