Well, Christy and I went back to the surgeon to look at the knee once again. We got good news!
He said that she could lose the brace! She is thrilled! He also said that she could begin trying to put weight on that leg and even move towards walking again! What a blessing. She is very ready to get back on her feet and back to work. He feels more comfortable waiting 3-6 months to worry about double total knee replacement, so that is on the back burner. We also feel better waiting so that she can gain some strength in both legs so that rehab will be easier when the replacement happens.
Christy also had an angiogram to figure out why her left foot is getting cold, turning colors, and forming blisters. It was determined that she has vaso-spasms (sp) which is the shrinking of the blood vessels in her feet, restricting blood flow and making them cold. She has been put on a vaso-dialator to improve this. The doctor is confident that this medicine will clear up the issue.
She is so strong! She has beat each of the issues that have tried to knock her down, by the grace of God! We are confident that God will enable her to once again beat these current issues and grow stronger than ever before.
Thanks again for each of your prayers and thoughts. May God bless each and every one of you!