Bracing Ourselves

On : 11 October, 2016 | Category : 2016

  As you know, we have been working in overdrive to try to get Faith home as quickly as possible. But so many good things are going on with Jian, I wanted to take the time to give an update on her.  For a good three months we have been focusing heavily on her range […]

Look How Far We Been!

On : 26 June, 2015 | Category : 2015

Last week we celebrated Jian’s 2 year Gotcha Day.  It is really hard to believe that she has been home 2 years, but on the other hand, it feels like she has always been with us.  I asked her what she wanted to do to celebrate.  She chose going to the zoo, choosing a toy […]

Yesterday’s Appointment with the Orthotists

On : 29 May, 2015 | Category : 2015

Yesterday was a big appointment.  Jian went to meet with her physical therapist, an orthotist, and another man who represents a company who creates dynamic splints.  I could tell that everyone was sort of holding their breath when she came in to see how cooperative she was going to be.  They wanted her to demonstrate […]

All Things Working Together for Good

On : 4 May, 2015 | Category : 2015

Within the first couple months of Jian coming home, I knew that the contracture in her left hip was the biggest obstacle in our way of her goal of walking independently.  I had a dynamic splint in my mind that she could wear that could be adjusted as it gradually stretched her left leg in toward midline.  I […]

She’s a trooper!

On : 5 September, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

We are slowly making progress with Jian being comfortable wearing the brace on her foot.  She keeps saying that she is scared that people will laugh at her.  The brace is very small, and her sock covers it up, but we are trying not to downplay her anxieties about it.  Any time she will put it […]