Saturday, May 11, 2013

Purple Cast...

We got SO much done yesterday... we got little M to school, I cleaned the house, we had baby J's intake interview with our county's infants and toddlers program (to receive speech, occupational, and physical therapy), and we went to his first orthopedic appointment...


AND we got his first cast!

Umm, I know...I was not expecting for the casting to start this soon either!


I sort of thought that we would just talk, get to know each other, maybe do some x-rays...talk some more, discuss options.


Well, we did discuss options, and it was quickly decided that treatment should begin right away.
We decided on casting first, and then we will reevaluate,  and if repair is still needed, they will do it surgically. Obviously, repair via casting is preferable to surgery.

The orthopedist, Dr. M, was great, and baby J was awesome.


Once casting was decided on, everything moved right along, and Dr. M took us right off to casting...
Little M chose the color purple for her brother's cast. Oh yes, she did. It is totally adorbs.


Baby J was not sure what to think of the whole process, but he rocked it. He did so well during the whole appointment...I was beyond proud of him.


Poor baby J. This is going to be a very long Summer for him. He will get a new cast each week, for about eight weeks.
If he needs to have surgery, he will be casted for an additional six weeks.
Thankfully it is only one foot, but it still makes it hard on our poor boy. The cast keeps the leg bent at the knee, so he can't walk on it, and since the cast helps to stretch out his tendons, it will be a bit uncomfortable. And, it is HEAVY!


I am pretty stressed out about all the doctor appointments baby J will have, and about caring for him. You guys know how I love to worry...so that is what I am doing. A lot. I worry about poor little baby J's comfort, and how he won't be able to understand all that is happening. I worry about little M, and how she will have to be at a LOT of doctor appointments, and how I won't be able to give her the attention she needs, when I will need to be carrying and constantly watching baby J...

But, on the bright side, since I will need to carry him a LOT, it will be great for bonding! It will force baby J to be very dependent on his mommy.


We would very much appreciate your prayers over the coming weeks!


5 comments:

jessica said...

Finally got a chance to check, so much to catch up on! We will definitely be keeping you guys in our prayers, I understand how worrying goes! I'll pray that this casting goes super fast and is successful!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I remember Josie's fingertip to shoulder cast for her hand surgery. 8 weeks of sink bathing. Prayers DEFINITELY coming your way. Virtual hugs too!!

Melissa said...

Poor little guy! And I can certainly understand your worries about keeping up with it all. I do agree that having to hold/carry your little guy could turn out to be a silver lining, though.

One Happy Mama said...

Love his dimples! He looks like he handled the appt like a champ and am sure he will do just fine throughout the casting period!

Kathleen w said...

That little guy sure looks happy for such a traumatic day. Bless his heart. I wouldn't worry about little M... I bet she will jump right in and be the helper she is. Perhaps a baby back pack might help out to keep your hands free?

praying,

Kat