Tuesday, January 04, 2011

First Prosthetic Fitting

Miss Zoey had her very first fitting of her prosthetic today. It was not her actual leg--but a preliminary piece that will be used to make her leg this week. Next week will be a fitting of the leg and they will get her up and walking in it! She will still not go home with it at that fitting because there is another part of the leg-making process after that.

She was a pretty tentative about standing on it--which we were told is fairly normal. She has not wanted to put any weight on it at home, even though the length is still the same as it was pre-surgery, since they left her heal. She tells us that she is afraid she will fall. She is getting amazingly fast at hopping on one leg. It's pretty comical to see her catapulting herself across the room.

Here is what the leg looked like today. It was a clear piece that fits over a long white sock. She will always have to wear the sock when she wears her leg. I wonder if it will get quite hot in the summer.

Zoey stood in it for about five minutes so they could see if there were any pressure points. Thankfully, there were not. It fit very well.

Jake and Kate found a way to entertain themselves while they waited.

They had stomachaches after this...I wonder why?


Kim K. said...

I'm so impressed at how well Miss Zoey is doing. Continued blessings on the next set of transitions. When you get a chance, I'd love your email address again. I can't find it in my email anymore. I've been wanting to talk to you about my MIL and our UofM vascular surgeon appt.

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing all the steps Zoey is going through. It's so great to see how well she's doing. I don't think you'll have to worry much about this little trooper. :)

Adeye said...

Oh goodness, she is just so precious and amazing, my friend.

You go sweetheart! God has a BIG plan for your life!

Anonymous said...

Zoey is such a resilient spirit...and her brothers and sisters are equally spirited. Thank you for sharing her journey!

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Wife of the Pres. said...

We could all learn a thing or two from her attitude. Love her sweet smile in the photo! Way to go Zoey!

As for her sidekicks, I have two who would have loved to be spinning right alongside them!