I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.


The fittings just keep going

So we had another fitting today for Jordan's arm. She was so good... The test socket is made of a plastic form that kind of moves around like a soda bottle -- it's thicker, but very similar in how it stretches and bends. Actually, it's kind of the thickness of a Livestrong bracelet. I digress. Our prosthetist has to mold it here and there a little more. The biggest challenge is the ball of muscle at the base of Jordan's arm. When she tightens up the muscle, her arm shortens and gets wider, when she relaxes, the arm is much longer in length and thinner. Yikes. That's pretty tricky for the guys who are going to construct this arm. There was a cool moment as we were leaving. One of the guys who works at the prosthetics business had his wife come by with their 6 month old daughter so the girls could meet. They both looked at each other, touched their clothes, touched hands... It was cute.

Tonight when I came home, Jordan was outside with Randy and Cam... She is so dang happy outside. She almost jumped into my arms, she was happy to seem me. That made me feel pretty darn good. It's nice to be loved.

No comments: