I have about 4 episodes of video I have to post, I have been behind for various reasons. And one of those videos is the most recent session of Jesse trying to wakesurf. She can stand up for about 2 seconds, the goal is 5 and she gets a doll she wants. Here is a video frame grab.
I am posting this before I am done with the video, because I am beside myself with excitement, and I can't help but share. As many of you know, Jesse is very special to me and my family. She was born with many issues due to her being addicted to meth in the womb. We adopted her at just a few weeks old, and we were told she may never even walk or talk. She has blown away all of our expectations, she is wonderful, and smart, but she has to wear these splints on her legs. They are like plastic removable casts from the knee down. They are very painful and she must wear them from bed up until bed down. Sometimes she comes crying to me, asking if she can take them off, but I don't let her. If she doesn't keep them on, her legs can grow permanently incorrect, and I don't want that to happen. She is supposed to wear these until she stops growing, sometime around 18.
She went to the doctor's today, which is a major deal, Shriners in Sacramento, and they said she can take them off, check back in a year. I can't believe it. We are going to meet as a family in Chico as Amy brings her home to buy her her first pair(s) of real shoes and go out to eat to celebrate. I am so happy for my little Chocolate Leprechaun.
I guess those episodes will have to wait another day or two. We gotta celebrate.
(Message edited by ragboy on October 05, 2009)