Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Cast is Past

Ned's spica cast was removed last Wednesday and it was every bit as painful as I had feared. There was lots of screaming during the sawing and when the x-ray was taken.

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He was calmed down by watching Thomas on a DVD Player.

He is not walking or even really moving around yet but I'm sure that will come with time. Now we are starting to get back into the groove of our lives again. All three kids are now eating their meals in the dining room instead of in the playroom or family room. We can bath all three of them (but Josephine isn't quite ready sitting-wise to join both Ned and Penny).

Five days after removal he is willing to scootch on his bottom, can stand while being held for short periods of time. We got him into his highchair and he took a bath with his twin sister. Ned won'[t bend his right knee (the leg that was broken) but he has decent movement on his left leg. He always says "I'm fine" when we move him - a nice change from "Too big" which he would say when we'd suggest doing activities while he was in the spica cast (possibly stemming from when I said he couldn't go to the airport with me since his cast was too big to fit into a 5 point harness carseat).

I had been working hard to try to discipline Ned but frankly it was tough to carry him up the stairs all the time for his time outs. He has responded by being a orange-legged Napoleon - yelling at his sister, demanding and whining about everything.

It's time to get back my energetic boy. And to hopefully get him back in the timeout groove (he used to respond beautifully to it). I hope to take him swimming on Tuesday and if we are lucky maybe he can be walking by Wednesday.




8 comments:

Julia said...

Yay! That must be such a relief!

ABS said...

Hooray! Good luck, Ned!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Congrats! It must be so good to have the cast off - hopefully not long til he's back to normal Ned :)

Nancy said...

Woot! Glad the cast is off. Hope the rehab is short and sweet for you all!

Donna said...

Aw, poor boy! I hope things continue to improve and he starts realizing that if he chases his twin sister he can get what he wants (or at least try)! Good luck with the rehab!

Momma said...

God Bless Ned! I'm just catching up w/ my blogs after an obviously long hiatus and just learned of Ned's injury. I hope you all get back into your routine quickly!

Kristine said...

I just found your blog - I'm sorry to hear about Ned's accident. My 16 month old broke her femur 2 weeks ago and is in a spica cast. We're hoping to get it off on February 4th. I hope Ned is doing well!

Anonymous said...

My Son just had his spica cast removed this past Thursday (1/13/11). All the things you described are right on point. Except my son did not cry at all with the cast coming off - just only after the cast was removed. The leg not bending is freaking me out - in fact painful to even try to bend it. Is your son walking yet??? are you back to normal yet?