|Look how much cuteness a cart can hold!|
|Pretty much put this picture in for the "ewww factor!"|
|Smiling for the camera as we wait for the Dr.|
|Keeping a close eye on what the Dr. was doing|
|Choosing her cast color!|
|Wrapping before the casting material is put on|
|short cast a.k.a. the wrong cast|
Putting on the cast does not hurt nor does taking it off hurt. However, there are many things we have learned about our Lucy girl in the past four months. One of which is she's extremely frightened of loud noises of any kind. If you've ever seen the apparatus they use to remove casts you probably know it's quite loud and looks a bit scary. I got that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach when I realized this was going to be scary for our little one and I couldn't do anything about it. Even though I explained as best as I could that taking off the cast would not hurt Lucy, I also had to tell her it would be very loud. Hearing this loud machine with a circulating blade coming at her arm was a bit more than she could take. She tried hard to be brave but the tears rolled and the frightened screams were heard by those in the casting room. Thankfully she calmed quickly once the wrong cast was removed and the machine was rolled AWAY from Lucy. Bravely she sat dutifully as the re-wrapped her arm once again for the above the elbow cast.
|Round two -|
|Doctor is kind and gentle while helping to form the cast as it dries|
|Where is that cast removal machine??|
Meanwhile on the home front, things weren't looking rosy either. Here's a picture of what (who!) we saw on the living room floor when we got back from getting Lucy's cast. Poor John-Merle and Kaden got hit with the stomach bug! Thankfully it only hit the two of them and not the entire family and was over in 24 hours.
A week after the cast was put on, the Dr. ordered another x-ray to be taken to confirm that the bones are still in position and it's continuing to heal. All is well and mending properly! She has adapted very well with the cast but we have noted that her balance isn't what it was prior to the cast. The cast is scheduled to come off the end of January and no therapy will be needed.
Many thanks to all who have been praying for Lucy's healing and also to those who sent her a card! She loved getting her own mail! A very special Amish friend of mine teaches grades 1 through 3 at a local Amish school and they were so very sweet in making a notebook full of pictures and get well wishes!!
|Picture book made by students in grades 1-3|
|made with love!|