It's been 9 months since she was released from her brace! That time has just flown by. Since then, she's been dealing with back discomfort, so we were glad to go back in for a post-brace check-up last week.
Her curves are holding steady, (no progression which is what we were hoping for)!
The brace would never permanently straighten her spine, just prevent the curves from worsening.
It did the trick.
The next photo is of her spine and a funny meme that she put together on Instagram.
Those are her curves and that is her humor. ;)
(The doctors, for some reason, flip flopped her numbers, so the bigger curve is actually on the bottom measuring at 34 degrees and the top measures 27 degrees.)
Over time, she has come to embrace what God gave her and wants to help other young girls with their own self-image.
I love her for being so brave and posting this on her social media!!
As for the discomfort? Well, that's everything setting in. She does physical therapy now to help strengthen the core muscles. She is one, tough cookie!
Her doctors have always been amazed at how well her body hides her curves. And we are so grateful for the amazing medical staff that has worked with her at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Dallas. So grateful!
~ Patty ~