Since the surgery, Samantha's been doing really well. For about a week she was not feeling well. The vomiting (effects from the anesethia) only lasted about 24 hours. The crankiness, however, lasted about 168. Not only was Sammy recovering from surgery, she was also getting used to her new orthotics -- her brand new DAFOs. Rough week for Sammy. So I guess she deserves a little crankiness because this time, I'm strict with the DAFOs. And because of my unwillingness to give in, we had about a week of her sitting on the floor, screaming. She refused to crawl, let alone stand or attempt to walk in them. She was putting up a fight, but Big Mama was stickin' to her guns. I'm happy to report, though, that she is getting used to them. Sammy even broke down and started walking around in them on Wednesday. Wahoo! She wears them 6-8 hours a day, and again, we have the shoe problem. We need to buy L A R G E shoes to fit over the the DAFOs. I'm talkin', she normally wears a size 3-4, and she's wearing a size 7-8 over the DAFOs. So, we have the clown feet again. She wears slippers with some tred on them around the house. But I'm looking into some Vans for when we go out. I got some shoes at Walmart, but I'm not sure if those will work yet. She doesn't seem to like them. Maybe Vans, or the knock-offs, which is of course what we'll get, will be better. They are usually a little wider so hopefully those will work for her.
Thanks to everyone for thinking of her and praying for her!