Monday, October 6, 2008

A New Day, A New Cast!

Today Leah got her new cast, this one will be on until next Monday. She did really well when the cast was being placed on. She cried a bit but nothing too bad! The placement of this cast is much better then the first, they said she shouldn't be able to wiggle out of it! Again, I'm so amazed that it doesn't effect her mood having the cast on. She's such a good girl!

I had a total emotional breakdown with Leah's OT, today. I knew it was coming and truthfully, I knew she was the only one who was going to be able to bring me back to being in a good place. I mentioned in a previous post that I felt like Leah was really worse then I thought, and I've come to the conclusion that this is not the case. I think the fact that I was seeing so much of how behind she is on her left side was really effecting me. After my complete emotional breakdown, I vowed to try my hardest to focus on the positive, and all the amazing things Leah is doing, instead of focusing on what she is not doing. I need to remember that Leah is fantastic and she's going to be just fine! Have I ever mentioned that Leah has the best OT?? :) Not only is she an OT for Leah, but she's a therapist for me! Thank God for her!


Kiera Beth said...

I am so glad to hear that the new cast is on and that it is better placed. I am also glad to hear that the OT was able to talk with you. Leah is doing wonderful and she will be fine. You are a great Mom. I am looking forward to seeing what advancements she has this week!

By the way - I love the new blog design!!

North Dakota Ward's said...

I second what Kiera said. She is doing so great and you (like me last week) are just noticing these things because it is new. Like everything else that she has done, she will do these things too. Just at her own time. Yeah, for the new cast. I too, can't wait to see what this week brings.

therextras said...

I, too, am really pleased to hear about your positive relationship with your OT - she is therapist to both of you! Also, Leah's response to casting in previous posts is very encouraging!

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