Thursday, April 30, 2009

Round 2, here we come!

Well, it has been decided today that Leah will be casted in one week! We will be going in to get her casted next Thursday and they will keep it on for one week, remove it an place a new one on.

I begged our OT to let us keep it on for longer, she considered it and talked to a few other OT's in the clinic and the casting specialist and they all voted against it. I'm bummed about that for sure. They said that their policy is to remove the cast after a week and then put a new one on. I can't argue with them, I trust our OT completely and if this is the way she wants to do it then it is ok with me.

I'm excited and nervous at the same time! My one and only goal for this casting period is to get some sort of grasp. That's it.

I'm hoping it goes better then our first round and I'm certain it will!!

Oh, meet our new pets, Barney, Baby Bop and BJ! Leah is obsessed with them, she walks around all day "ishhy, ishhy" and she loves to give the fishes kisses!! It's adorable!


kara said...

Exciting news about casting again! I'm sure the OT has their reasons for wanting to take it off after a week, and it will be ok! I bet Leah will do much better this time, she is older, and understands more so that should help.

P.S. I have a long e-mail coming your way soon!

Popcorn House said...

How long will she be in the cast? The nice part about getting a NEW cast is that the cast won't smell. Sammy has FIVE days left and his is pretty smelly right now. Too bad they can't come to your house to cast. Then you could give her a quick bath before they put a new one on, that would be perfect.

I can't wait to see how everything goes for you guys!

Amanda said...

Suzanne--Right now we are saying 3 weeks, but nothing is written in stone. We'll see how it goes...I'm up for doing it longer and so is our OT, so we'll see how Leah is!!

Kara--Looking forward to you email!! :)