So, Amy was a sad panda today.
Amy is now 5. We’ve had 1 surgery, a year and a half ago, and she’s doing great. Today, she asked what happens when she grows out of her brace? So, I told her we’d get a new one. Then she asked what happens when she grows out of that one? Which lead to “When will I not need a brace anymore?”
I told her that I didn’t know, and that I hoped when she was big that she wouldn’t need it anymore. “So when I’m big like Annie, I won’t need it anymore?” ?
Then she tells me that she had surgery, and now her leg is stronger, and she wants to learn to walk without the brace, because “I know I can do it!”
I just feel beat down today, because I don’t think her leg will ever be strong enough to be without a brace. We’re “done” with surgeries, unless something happens, but without side-by-side union, I don’t think she’ll every be able to talk without an AFO.
*sigh* I just need to cheer up my girl, but it’s hard because we’re not actively “doing” anything, ya know? What can I say/do to lift her spirits? *sigh*