So we visited Valley Children's yesterday to have them look at Lizzie's broken pinky toe. They x-rayed her foot one more time and decided not to reset it - thank heavens! The doctor at urgent care did a pretty good job of that. They also decided to put her in a walking cast for one month.
Here she is BEFORE. Lizzie is looking a little rough due to the fact that she spent the last 2 days on the couch.
And here she is AFTER. Yep, she chose a PURPLE cast! Aunt Aimee was so happy about that.
(Can you believe that we forgot the camera - again?! You'd think we would have learned the first time! Jeremy and I both didn't expect them to put a cast on her. Thank you to Jeremy's blackberry for these 2 shots - they turned out better than I expected.)
Yesterday she thought this thing was pretty cool. That may be due to the fact that Jeremy and I were both a little over excited about the cast. We made a bigger deal out of it than we should have. Neither he or I have worn a cast nor have any of our children. So neither of us had ever even seen a cast put on before - we were almost giddy I think. We both marveled at the fact that it was our only girl that got the cast first - we had dibbs on Jackson to get the first broken bone in the family.
Today the reality is setting in a bit. This cast means: no more trampoline, no more gymnastics, easy-does-it going up and down the stairs, no bike rides, no tights to church, no jeans, plastic bag around her leg when she bathes (any suggestions on that one?), and she is about 3 1/2 inches taller on her right leg so she walks tippy toed wherever she goes. Walking is also interesting - she hobbles and limps/gimps around.
So please share any hints/tips/stragetgies for life with a cast. We need all the help we can get!