Knees & Apple Picking

Yesterday Lily had her regular prosthetic appointment and then we headed straight over to see her orthopedist for a check up.  

I truly thought the visit to the orthopedist would be a complete waste of a co-pay since I didn't think there was any way he would write a Rx for a knee (yes, those are prescribed by doctors, much like an antibiotic!).  He had already told me that he didn't think it was a good idea until she was walking independently.  Since she isn't, I figured the trip was just going to be a waste of time and money.

Boy, was I wrong!

At both appointments, Lily super impressed everyone with her walker prowess. (I'll have to get that on video for blog world.)  Lily has made quite the impression at her prosthetist's...being their tiniest and, I venture to guess, cutest patient.  I think every P & O specialist, save one, came out to see her walking!  Then they pored over their catalogs of "components" to see if they could find a knee small enough for her.

This was all before seeing the dr. who had to sign off on it all.

Well, after a terrible ordeal getting a pelvic x-ray of my girl, her orthopedist and his medical students were clearly ultra-impressed with her walker-walking.  

And get this...he's writing the Rx for a knee!

He seems to think it's worth seeing if the lack of a knee joint is what is keeping her from independent steps.  

After that totally surprising turn of events, we headed up the mountain to pick apples with Kevin's parents.  It is becoming somewhat of an annual event...with this year bringing in our highest yield yet...120 lbs!  

You read that right...120 lbs!

Apple Cider slushies for all!

Now onto making applesauce and canning!

In Him,

1 comment:

  1. I was actually wondering when/if she might get a knee. I think she'd put that slide in its place if she had a knee. If I remember Lily and Laura's bdays are today. Happy bday to Lily. I am sure that all of you had a wonderful time out in God's backyard picking a bountiful fruit. Peace...pc