Cliff’s PERCS surgery was one week ago today!
And he has come a long way already!
Seriously, his determination and strength amazes me.
I am in awe of my four year old.
He is by far the strongest person I know!
As soon as we got home, Cliff started crawling around and climbing off of furniture.
He really did not skip a beat!
Everyday we do post op exercises and he tries to stand.
Cliff had his first hour of physical therapy with his amazing, wonderful therapist, Danielle on Tuesday!
He did well considering he just had surgery 4 days prior.
He tried to stand, but it was very difficult for him.
He is sore and he is feeling sensations he has never felt before.
He has to learn how his “new legs” work and it is scary for him.
Oh yea, we also took his bandages off on Tuesday and his incisions are looking good!
Today the littles slept until 9:00!
And the planets must have been perfectly aligned because we all woke up in great moods!… maybe it was the extra sleep we all had!
Today, Cliff arrived at PT ready and excited to work hard!
Cliff stood up with more confidence today!
And even though this is very challenging to him,
he rose above the challenge with a smile on his face!
Cliff let go of Ms. Danielle’s hand and pointed!
He said “I see a C for Cliff on the wall over there!… it’s red!”
(Note: this is all while STANDING with ONE cane and a little support from his PT!)
Then Cliff walked in his walker for the first time since his surgery!
It is very difficult for him and he has to learn how to use his legs properly.
He was so proud of himself!
…and then a split second later,
soreness and defeat took over.
But with a little cheering, he managed to take a few more steps and really push himself!
Did you notice that Cliff is getting HEEL STRIKE?!
He is doing really well lifting his left knee and swinging his leg through to achieve heel strike and take a proper step! The right leg will get there, he just needs to strengthen his hip flexor in his right hip (like stomping). His steps are MUCH better already and I know they will continue to get better and better everyday!
We are so thankful!
Our Lord continues to bless Cliff!
Seeing Him perform miracles right before our eyes is simply wonderful!
God is soooo good!
"He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted."