Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mira!

Lots of legs lifts and kicking for Mira today, because she turned 11 years old today! She was full of energy this morning, constantly extending her legs outward (she always keeps them extended when in her chair) but I was able to capture some pics of her doing these windmill circles with her legs, every so often. She is super flexible and she can practically sweep things off of the kitchen counters with those leg extensions. Mira has never been much for parties and cake so we ended up having a quiet celebration here at the house and unfortunately, Mira seemed very tired. Mira has grown so much in the past few years, that looking back on some of her pictures, it's really hard to believe how much older she looks. She has shot up in height over the past 18 months as well. She is getting too tall for her chair, but I am dreading the process of getting her a new chair (it was extremely painful with her current chair) yet soon enough, we are not going to have a choice.

Her seizures have been at bay for the last few days, which has been fantastic. That always puts her in a better mood. Over the weekend, she was having a ton of lightning jerks an spasms all day long, which was making her irritable, especially on Saturday. No big tonic-clonics for a while though. Over the past nearly 11 years, her seizures have always come in waves - silent for a bit, then often erupting a few days later. You just never know what to expect.

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