Oct 30, 2008

It's Feet Time!!!...

The end of the casts!! Rosaline ended up doing much better than average, so she was able to get her casts off a lot sooner. Initially they told us she would have her casts on for 7-8weeks, then have the tendon cut then 2-3 more weeks of casts. Instead she had 4 weeks of casts, then the tendon cut, then 3 weeks of casts(one set on for 1 week the 2nd set on for 2). We were very pleased. She has had to go through some rough rehab since her legs haven't moved or been touched in approximately 2 months. I have had to take her foot braces off every few hours and exercise her legs and get her legs and feet used to touch. She was sore and very very sensitive. The first couple of days were especially rough with her screaming in pain and shaking as I would barely move her and do her exercises. She screamed through her first real bath(except when I very first layed her in there), as I had to gently scrub away all the dead skin. She hated her feet touching the side of the tub. It is still rough, but she is getting better. I don't have pictures of her foot braces, but I will post some in a couple of days when I take some good ones. Now, here are a ton of pictures showing the progress and process of the whole thing.
This is Dr. Klatt. I love this man! He was so sweet and loving with Rosaline. His nickname for her was "Gorgeous."

Casts 1

Casts 2 with signatures from family in ColoradoCasts 3 with mommy's doodlingCasts 4 with more of mommy's doodling a a bit from her brothersTendon cut day. This was taken a little bit after her wee surgery when they were casting up her legs againCasts 5 Tendon cut area after healing for a week.Casts 6(the last ones)Her feet before this whole process. After 1 week of casts
2 weeks 3 weeks5weeks(didn't get 4 weeks because that was surgery day)6 weeks. This was her first real bath ever!! This was the only happy time. I made this picture rated G for you all!!

7 comments:

Hannah S said...

Wow. what a painful process. Poor baby! How odd to have no recollection of feeling in your legs. Poor baby. Poor you.

Melissa said...

Wow... it's all so incredible! It's nice to live in an age where such a thing can be corrected. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to be a little baby and and not understand what's going on. Although, when she's a big girl she'll look and the pictures and be like "weeeird mommy, I don't even remember that!" You're also quite the artist, I was actually very impressed with your apple tree and viney things. Like, for real! Feel free to doodle on my skin anytime, lol. Hmm... that sounds kinda ambiguous.

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Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

I have been dying to see these pictures literally for WEEKS! I am so glad you had a baby who is quick at recovery! Hurrah! for no more casts! Lets see the braces babe!

Jennie said...

She looks so good. I hope she adjusts well to touch.

Benson Fam said...

Those sweet little leggers! How hard when most of your life your leggers couldn't be touched, she is a trooper. I know I'm not that tough...

Dylan, Holly, and Aspen said...

Her feet look really good. She is so cute!!!