Y'all remember my telling you about Red Rocks's tarsal coalition, how he has a bone bridge between the bone on top of his foot and his heel bone? Instead of a joint? It makes him walk funny.
Quick update: he has his orthotics, meaning his feet no longer hurt, and he's in physical therapy for gait training (re-learning how to walk). He calls it gate way training. This week at therapy, I brought a couple of friends who were curious about all that's happened while they've been away.
They enjoyed listening to Red Rocks scream. What the heck have you people been teaching my bovines?! They never used to be sadists.
They also enjoyed a massage, courtesy the massage therapist. I could almost see the year of road wear roll off of them. The therapist seemed to enjoy the experience as well.
Yes, Red Rocks has his calves massaged for about 20 minutes before his workout starts. The muscles and tendons are incredibly tight and short after eleven years of compensating for bad feet. And the massage therapist is an artist - I wanted to take a bite out of that Hostess Cupcake calf. I'm so jealous. But the boy screams the entire time while she works on the knots.
Look! Massage done, he's happy, as is Bessie! She's really relaxed.
We all move to the workout room, where Red Rocks gets to use the Total Gym. He's been waiting to use this machine for two weeks. Fred and Bessie insisted on helping him. Fred was especially keen on working out on the gym Chuck Norris uses. Speaking of which, did you know that Chuck Norris is suing MySpace for taking the name of what he calls everything around him?
I grabbed my baby cows, since I didn't think they'd appreciate the next exercise. We went to visit George while Red Rocks finished up his therapy. Say hi to George!
Isn't he the cutest thing EVER? I love a guy who's not afraid to watch his weight.
Last, probably least, Red Rocks insisted on taking my photo with Fred and Bessie. I was having a very bad hair day, the camera added at LEAST 40 pounds, and I just wasn't in the mood to have my picture taken. So this is what you get:
Until I write again ...