Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Physical Therapy Update

Today I had my first session of physical therapy for my quad muscle. According to the physical therapist, I'm making really good progress. She estimates I'm already back to 40-50% and that I could possibly be back to 100% in 3-4 weeks of PT. When I hit 60-65% I should hopefully be strong enough to walk on my own, without a brace or a walker, and carry Jonah because I will be able to catch myself without falling if my knee buckles. Yay! Praise the Lord for the healing I already have and a good prognosis for the future! Thank you all for your prayers- please continue to pray for us that I would heal quickly.

We have also been having a very difficult time with breastfeeding. I have been having severe pain while breastfeeding, despite the fact that Jonah has a very strong latch and no trouble with interest. We saw a lactation consultant who thought Jonah had a posterior tongue-tie that was affecting his ability to suck correctly and explained the pain. She referred us to a doctor who we did end up seeing this week. She performed a procedure to clip his tongue tie. Dan and I are feeling ambivalent about the decision to get the procedure and we can't really tell yet if it worked or not. By the end of the visit, we did not feel like we trusted the doctor, and we won't go back to her again. Now we are trying to make a decision about sticking it out with breastfeeding (which is still incredibly painful most of the time) or switch to formula feeding. Meanwhile I am spending all day either sleeping, eating, attached to a breast pump, attached to a breastfeeding baby, or doing my PT exercises. Please pray that god would give us wisdom about making feeding choices for Jonah, and that we would trust Him to provide and not live in guilt whatever we do.

We are calling Jonah our little eaglet because many of his cries sound like baby eagle screeches :)

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Kimberly said...

Love seeing Lucy attentive and involved in that photo. What does she make of all this? :-) Hoping to see you soon!

Malisa said...

Cute picture! How did you injure your leg?

Mr. and Mrs. Williams said...

It sounds like you are doing such a great job and you have so many obstacles! God will help you make the best decision and there is NO guilt in deciding to take great care of you sweet Jonah either way! :)

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