Friday, June 10, 2011

pink and purple striped girl

Can you believe 6 weeks has gone by since Juno's open reduction and Spica cast???

I can't!

But the calendar doesn't lie, and today Juno's Spica was removed and a new cast was put on. Her hips looked good enough for her to go into a different kind of cast--a broomstick cast. It's really two casts, one on each leg from thigh to ankle, held apart by a bar (or two, in her case!) Since it's only on her legs, she can wear normal diapers and bend at the waist! Woohoo! It's the little things that make me happy :)

Here's one last picture of her in her Spica cast. Jason convinced me that we should keep it, so I asked the doctor to save it for me. It actually doesn't smell bad at all--she doesn't sweat yet and we didn't have any blowouts during the 6 weeks she was in it. Right now it's in two pieces, but I'm going to tape it back together.

I was going to mark on her ankle at the bottom of her cast so that we could see how much she grew, but I forgot to. But I can tell you that she grew a lot.

And her she is in her broomstick cast! She's wearing a onesie so you can't see that it's only on her legs. It is so strange holding her without her big bulky cast. She's almost seven months old but she has no trunk control at all. It's like trying to hold a 3-week-old upright! I hope she gets stronger quickly and will learn to sit up soon. I think she will be much happier if she can sit and play with toys instead of laying on her back all the time.

So we've got 6 more weeks in this cast and then hopefully, that will be it!


Julie Nickerson said...

Way to go Juno!!! (and Mommy!)

She looks so cute in her cast and seems so content!

Is she sleeping ok in her cast?

Let's hope these next 6 weeks go by just as quickly as the first 6 did!

Lora said...

Wonderful!! It sounds like excellent progress. Prayers that the next few weeks fly by~

Rachel said...

Yay! I hope this 6 weeks goes smoothly & she heals perfectly!

Abby@AppMtn said...

So excited that Juno is making progress - she's adorable!

Twisted Cinderella said...

That is wonderful! I am sure she will gain trunk control quickly.

RATCH said...

Yay! Already she just looks so much more comfortable. :)

Triple R said...

I was looking at some of your parties. The Wizard of Oz Party. Where did you find your baskets for party favors?