|Blizzard of 2016|
|Bundled and ready to help shovel|
Physical therapy - Lucy's schedule is kept busy with her 2x/week p.t. sessions with our beloved therapist "Miss Sarah", as well as daily p.t. at home. Lucy had a contracture in her right leg,which kept her from having a straight right leg for the first five years of her life. In March 2015, she was put into an "external fixator" and over the course of 3 mos. the ex. fix. corrected the contracture so that her leg was in a constant new "straight" leg position. Her anatomy in her leg especially around the knee area is abnormal. Ligaments and tissue were in this contracted position for 5 years and created their own design . Lucy's hard work now (and for many years ahead) consists of gaining/building strength in her (small) right leg and working on obtaining a proper gait pattern. She's also working on straightening and bending the leg (not as easy as one might think!) at will. Lucy Kim practices things at physical therapy like walking very slowly on the treadmill, going up and down stairs, working on getting into the 'ole "criss cross applesauce" position that most littles can get into without thinking twice about and more "fun stuff."
|hugs for Miss Sarah|
|the familiar tiger gown - ready for x-rays|