Monday, November 23, 2009

Updates on the casting...

Faith had her first follow up appointment on Thur., at Shriner's. They windowed her casts-meaning they cut squares out of the back of the heals to see if she was having any skin breakdown. She suffered severe pressure wounds during all of her previous casting "experiments". But this time, NO WOUNDS!!! YEAH! Everything looked great! We waited FOREVER to see our dr, but in the end we saw someone else, that we have never met. He said for us to come back in just 2 weeks, for them to cut the entire casts off. If she has healed well and seems to be doing good, then they will try to mold her for new AFO's and she will go back in casts for 2 more weeks while we wait for them to be made. So if all that goes as planned, she will spend a week less in casts than we expected! Which is a good thing. I am still sweating the inpatient rehab thing, they mentioned it again on Thurs. . I guess we will have to wait and see...... Did I mention, I HATE waiting.......
We are starting back to therapy- OT and ST, anyway- today. I know she is getting bored at home so we are trying it today with OT, to see if she can tolerate it. If she does OK, then we will try ST, on Wed. She has been wanted to get up and try walking with me holding her arms. She has been able to do this for a long time, so I let her for a couple of times over the weekend. She didn't seem to be experiencing any pain and she was laughing like crazy!! AND her feet were flat on the floor!

3 comments:

Amy Genn said...

Yahoo! I'm so glad to hear all is going well!

therextras said...

Great progress report! Except of course for not knowing, worrying and waiting. Hope those go away soon for you. Barbara

Cjengo said...

Good luck on everything!!!