So this kid did it again.
He underwent a quadricepsplasty on the other leg, with patellar relocation, and all the tendon/ligament grafting that entails, plus hardware removal from his bone surgery back in 2013. (I'm guessing I didn't blog about the bone surgery, since it took place just 2 weeks after Henry was born and things were so crazy-hectic. Brendan's femurs had begun growing with a twist during the last few years, similar to knock knee, and the hardware, tapped into the growth plate, actually reversed a lot of the twist in the bones. Pretty cool.)
warning. . . post-op knee photo below. . . . scroll quickly if you don't want to see it. . . .
4 days post-op
We saw his specialist last week for a check-up, and he was incredibly impressed with Brendan's progress and healing. So much so, that he started Brendan on physical therapy at home, so I think we'll avoid another hospital stay for PT since his muscles have already fired. (!!!yay!!!) So now, at 4 weeks post-op, he's resting, pretty bored, doing PT twice a day, and letting the CPM machine do its thing.
3 weeks post-op check-up
these clowns came along for the ride to the check-up.
In the meantime. . . .
Brendan celebrated his birthday once we got home. . . .
And then a week later, our eldest daughter came home to celebrate her birthday, AND Donovan's birthday, which are just 2 days apart. . . .
big sis not pictured. :(
And I've been sewing. . .
. . . up a storm since we've been home. I've sewn gobs of pillows for our living room (and posted a tutorial! FOR REAL this time.) And then I sewed up some girly Halloween skirts for the shop. . . .
can be worn with ruffles on the side or in the center. . . available now.
customizable, and ready to order
And then some cute little pants for Henry. . . .
And I liked them so much, that I listed that design for the shop!
Hopefully I won't go for quite so long without posting again. I wanted to thank everyone who read or commented on my last post about my hysterectomy. It meant a lot to me. :) Thank you....
Talk to you soon!