Sunday, March 6, 2011

In like a lion...

we welcome the month of March!

It's been cold, windy and more of the same is expected.
With any luck this month will roll out like a lamb!

Daylight savings on the 13th and the first day of SPRING on the 21st!

I've managed to get a bit of a cold this weekend. I think I've been burning the candle at both ends for too long and it's caught up with me.

Chyann continues to make progress growing new bone. As of last Wednesday she was up to 30mm! The muscle spasms are even more brutal now too though. Hopefully sometime the week of the 14th she'll have the 2nd operation to remove the hardware and screw the bone down.

Her physical therapist got her up and moving down that long hallway you see behind her. She didn't walk "conventionally" using the crutches - she picked up her leg by the pins/ring coming out of her hip to pull her foot forward, set it down and move the other foot and crutches up to take a step. This turned out not to be the best idea as you can imagine, it irritated the pin holes something fierce and she will no longer do that to move on the crutches. She will still get up and stand a few times a day to get the blood pumping and stretch though.

Also of note we got her on the scale and found that all her hardware weighs right about 9 lbs!

She was growling at me to hurry up and take the picture here.

My Mother and Caden.

I've probably said it before, but I'm going to say it again - we have absolutely LOVED having my Mother here. Sad to say she will be leaving the end of this coming week to go back home to OK, where we are told the dogwood trees are blooming, new grass is growing and folks there are enjoying wonderfully mild temps of 70*!

Here is a shot of the pants I've worked out for Chyann. After numerous attempts of actually making a whole pair of pants this is what works best for her.

Buy a pair of incredibly cheap sweat pants - I got hers on the 50% off rack at Wally's so they were only 3 bucks!

Cut the outside seam on the leg you need to insert the pocket.

Make a pocket with leftover cute scrap material.

Sew the pocket on and add Velcro up and down the leg to close it up.

Easy as pie!

Colton's band had that show in the cities at The Garage on Friday too.

I think he said there were eight different bands there and his was the only ones that got to back out and play an encore!

He said by far they were the best band there!
He and the boys are so jazzed!

Until next time, have a good one.


Aunt Krissy said...

I'm surprised that you didn't get sick sooner as you have being taking on lots for the past few weeks! How exciting that Colton and the band did well.

PAK ART said...

Way to go Colton! He might become the next big band that makes it to the top - how exciting for him and his friends! I got a ruler out and looked at 30mm...WOW - that is a lot of growth. What is the goal? I can imagine she is in a lot of pain. I hope this all passes quickly for her and she is able to enjoy summer outside with the horses and not be in pain.

tainterturtles said...

A BIG thank you to your mom for helping you and Chyann...I'm sure you will miss her when she goes back home.

Glad you figured out the pants situation. Nice work Kellie, you are an awesome mom!!!!!

crochet lady said...

How nice to have family :)

That was some inventive thinking on the!

Anonymous said...

What a clever solution! great job.
hope all goes well for the rest of Chyann's recovery. In the long run, it will be worth it!!

love you.