Wednesday, January 5, 2011

She got a Zero

Ruth had her Ortho checkup at Scottish Rite yesterday.

We got there first thing, only to be greeted by a huge crowd!

(Forgive the quality of these photos, I forgot my camera and only had the camera on my phone)

I soon learned that the LSU Tiger college football team was visiting and signing t-shirts. They were giving all patients shirts, so I got Ruth the smallest they had (which was not very small!). Since I am a big Longhorn fan, not LSU, I really didn't know who any of the players were, so I had a couple ones close by sign her shirt, and then got a big dude to take a photo with her.

Then we headed back for her appointment. She got a big kick out of looking at herself in the mirror, it kept her very entertained until the doc came in.

When we first went in for her club feet back in October, they graded them on a severity scale of 0 to 20, with 20 being the most severe. She was graded a 16 at that point.

They asked if we have any issues with the braces - which we haven't. They took a look at her feet, the positioning and flexibility. She scored a ZERO. Being the BEST SCORE POSSIBLE! Woohoo! We still have to keep up with the bracing for a couple more months just to keep things looking good. We go back in 1 month - I am grateful for at least a break in one of her doctor appointments!

We then headed down to orthotics to get her braces checked. Everything was good. He told me that since she has such good range of motion in her feet, that helps, since most of the issues (blisters, pressure sores, etc) are caused with there are still some clubfoot issues there.


  1. Yay for a zero!!!

    Love that you got some 'big dude to take a photo with her'!

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