Friday, August 6, 2010

Some progress made yesterday..

We went to Children's hospital in Pittsburgh yesterday to see the orthopedic surgeon about Calebs leg.  I cannot believe its been 6 weeks already!! It really did go fast, for me, I don't know about for Caleb, but I am relieved we are at the end part of the cast being on.  We were secretly hopeful that the cast may come off yesterday, but fairly certain that it would not.  We were told the night of the accident that typical children wear these casts between 6 and 8 weeks, children with Down Syndrome tend to heal a little slower so to expect 8 to 10 weeks for healing.  After the x-ray the doc said he was real close to having it come off but wanted to keep it on another two weeks.  BUT he said that he can have his left leg back and had the nurse come over and cut off the left leg part of the cast.  His poor leg was so dry.  I have to say that I was very pleased that there really was NO ODOR, maybe a tiny hint of urine from the cotton around his diaper area, but it made me feel really good that I had taken great care of his cast while it was on.. hmm hmm, its not off yet so I better watch what I say :)

So we get him home and he wants on the floor so badly.  He scoots around on the floor and looks like AHHHH Mom I can move, I CAN move!!! It was so cute.

The only thing that is more difficult for me now is the diapering.  Believe it or not when the full cast was on, I would tuck a size 3 diaper into the little opening and then put a size 6 diaper around his waist.  Now, there's no where to tuck a diaper on the left side and its falling off.  This morning when he woke up his diaper was entirely off.. guess I better figure out how to master this way of diapering fast or I will lose my excitement of having a clean smelling cast coming off in two weeks.  Thanks for looking and keeping him in your prayers for another two weeks or so.

1 comment:

heidi marie said...

just wanted to say hi. i found your blog via another. your little boys are so cute!!!

and it looks like a cast can't even keep them down. that smile is pricely!