So this week set the tone of some very exciting things for Macey and all of us. We have been working Macey out every day trying to strengthen her right side. We have spent time walking her around the house and preferably the kitchen since the floor is easier for her feet to glide across. With the assistance of our hands to hold onto or something nearby, Macey has been walking around with our help. About a week ago I decided it was time to let go of Macey's hands forcing her to find her own balance. In 7 days time, Macey has went from just trying to balance herself without falling to taking her first couple of steps without help. It looked a little rough at first but she was able to pull her weakened right leg forward and take a step or two before losing her balance and needing my help. The next night of her attempts to walk on her own she took 5 steps without help. Each night kept getting progressively better until the night before last she went 13 steps on her own! This isn't the best part yet. Last night I was helping her walk around again, getting her warmed up for her solo attempts wondering if she could beat her 13 steps from the previous night. Referring back to Macey's adapted name of Miracle Moo, it seems as though she continues to live up to it. I let go of her and not only did she walk, she walked with what looked to be very natural, very normal steps. I lost count of her steps because I was so excited I couldn't believe what I was witnessing. She had to of doubled the 13 steps from the previous night or more! Macey walked across the kitchen, to the other side without hesitation or falter. She got so excited too it finally messed her rhythm up a bit and she had to stop. Now, once she's stopped she just grabs the edge of the island in the kitchen and continues to walk around on her own. She took several more steps un-assisted last night and is looking so much better than even 7 nights ago that it's literally mind blowing!
Macey asked me the question the other day, "will I be able to walk again" and "do you think I'll be able to walk before summer"? My answer to her now can proudly state "no, you will not be walking by summer, because you are already walking now!"
At this point in time it's only going to be a matter of strengthening Macey's legs and forcing her to walk every day. She has made such monumental improvements in only 7 days that I am confident now that Macey will regain her independence soon. We are so proud of her and so excited that she is doing so well with everything.
We also got the results back from another MRI last week and everything continues to look good. Macey's hair continues to grow and it's getting longer and more beautiful each day.
We'll keep you updated as her walking improves..
We love you Macey!
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