Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cast update and silly walk

Two weeks ago tomorrow, we headed back to the ortho for x-rays on Skylar's leg. In order to get the x-rays we had to take the cast off, and let me tell you, it wasn't a moment too soon. There was a hole in the bottom by her heel where she scooted across the floor on it and overall, it was in pretty nasty shape. I took Ken's phone and headphones with us since they would have to use the saw, but she was really excited to get her cast off and get a new blue one on. The saw didn't scare her in the least. We went back for x-rays, which she wasn't a fan of, but did pretty well once we got her baby doll for her, and then we went back for more blue suckers from her favorite nurse and waited for the doctor to come in.

She started complaining pretty much as soon as her cast came off that her leg was hurting, as I'm sure it felt really weird for her after all those weeks of not using her muscles.

Well, the doctor came in and said that her bone was showing aggressive growth and she didn't think Skylar needed another cast on. Good news and bad news. Good news: no more cast, we can get on with our summer plans! Bad news: no more cast, Skylar was really looking forward to a new cast.

Needless to say, we left in tears because she really wanted a new cast. She was terrified on not having that protection for her leg and I think she's kind of enjoyed the extra attention lately. Especially at the playplace in Chick-fil-a.

So, two weeks later and a phone call to the doctor, she still isn't walking on her leg. We have tried bribing, making up games, going to the pool, etc. and so far nothing has helped. I called the doctor yesterday just to make sure that this was normal and they said yes. Give her lots of massages and just keep it up.

Yesterday, she actually took a few steps on her own; and she was so proud to show me when I got home from work. Today, I took some video with Ken's phone to record this moment!

Here is her "silly walk":

video



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