Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Cast

So we have been home from the hospital for a day & 1/2 & Emma seems to be doing pretty good, all things considering. She doesn't seem to be in a lot of pain, just mostly frustrated that she can't crawl very well so she has resorted to scooting on her bottom. She is quite clingy & dependent on us right now. She wants to be held or wants us to sit in the floor with her to play, but of course who could blame her.

She did ask me today for the first time & only one time to take her cast off. She has also bee pulling the stuffing off the edge by her fingers so we may need to doctor it up a bit. She is starting to wiggle her fingers which they strongly encouraged us to get her to do to help reduce any stiffness that may occur after it comes off in 3 weeks.

I think its going to be a long 3 weeks. I had to run out yesterday to the local consignment store to find a few more shirts that would fit over the huge green bear cast. Silly us actually believed the surgeon (Dr. G) that her shirts would fit over it as long as the cuffs weren't tight. The only coat of hers that fits over the cast is her rain coat, which I think is just adorable (thanks Grammy & Paw Paw), this just gives her more time to wear it.

Look at this precious baby with the huge green bear cast.

The whole giant cast.

The tiny speck on the upper left is her new "thumb" poking out.

Can you imagine trying to fit a shirt of coat over this? Its bigger than her thigh.

Pre-surgery hands

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