Friday, April 1, 2011

Update 4:30pm

Well, it looks like we might be making some progress!!! I am SO happy!!!  We are going to stay tonight for sure. But if things continue to move, tomorrow might be a different story!

We finally saw her surgeon today.  She looked at how close the cast was to her girly parts.  I can't remember if I told you about that yet or not.  But, since she's casted with her hip straight (leg is not at an angle outwards) there is very little room in that area.  In fact, it was covering up half of her stuff (literally)!  Her surgeon said it looks like she shifted a bit in the cast - because it was not like that in the OR.  So, she had them cut the cast away from that area a bit.  Just an inch or two made a huge difference.  I know she has to feel more comfortable now.  I still don't see how in the world we're going to keep it clean, but you know we'll try our best.  We bought some Saran Wrap last night, so we've got some of that wrapped around the top.  We'll see how that goes.

She is signing "potty" some, so we've been putting a bedpan under her.  So far that's worked okay.  I'm not sure how that's going to work long-term, but maybe by then I can explain to her that it's okay if she goes in a diaper.

Anyway, that's about it for now.  My hopes are high.  I think any movement at this point is AWESOME and a great sign that things might progress pretty quickly from here on out.  Hopefully my next post will be even better!!!




Anonymous said...

great news!!!

Anonymous said...

Finally, I can leave a message. Miss you guys like crazy. Sorry things have been so stressful, hurry home so I can bare some of that for you! Brandy

Heather & Meal said...

Yay! Can't wait to see you! Glad she's feeling better.