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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Before and After





This morning we went to see the doctor, to have my little ladies leg checked and the ex rays showed that her leg has healed! Hip, hip hooray! I don't know who was more happy to get this pretty pink cast off, her or me. The doctor and nurse were quite surprised that she didn't make a peep while they took it off. She just laid there with a big smile on her face. The doctor told me that this has never happened before. They prepared me for her to cry and fight the procedure because the noise from the tool to cut the cast off, usually scares children. The only thing she said over and over, while they were working on taking the cast off was, "I get to wear my pretty Dora panties now." When they had put the cast on, the doctor had told me it was best to put her back in diapers since she still had occasional accidents, as this would prevent it from running down inside the cast. She was not happy about this and I knew that the reason she was smiling so big, was because she knew she would get to wear her pretty Dora panties once the cast is off. Then when they took more ex rays to see if it had healed, she laid perfectly still, which the technician told me, rarely happens.

She actually did very well with having the cast on. After getting the pretty pink cast on her leg, she spent a day crying because she wanted it off and she wanted her Dora panties back on. She no longer thought it was so pretty and was pretty frustrated as she figured out how to get around. Which took all of one day and she has been walking on it and got around quite well these past few weeks. Towards the end, she was almost running! The thing is, I knew that she would, because she is not one to just sit still for very long. The toughest parts for her, were not wearing her panties and not getting to take baths. The toughest part for me, was having to carry her a lot when we went places and with the cast on her leg, she was not light to haul around.

Since it is snowing here and the roads are not very good, we are not going back to work today, so we are going to have a day of celebrating life without a cast. I think there is a nice big bubble bath in the near future for one very brave little lady and of course for one very jealous little man!

10 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Yay for the cast coming off. I'm sure it's a huge relief to everyone.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

That's great she got her cast off! Those things get so itchy after awhile!

Beth said...

YAYAYAYYYYYY!!!! Dora Panties would make any girl happy!

thiste said...

oh yes!...as one who has worn a cast...that thing they use to take them off is a little scarey...good for her for keeping her cool!!

and Dora panties?!...maybe i need to get me some of those, sound so much better than Hanes for Her :)

cute pics!

D'Arcy said...

I think that is amazing that she was so good! She seems older than her years, doesn't she? And yes, it's always a good thing when a little lady WANTS to be potty trained!!!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Congrats to the Little Lady! Yeah for Dora panties too.

Claire Marie said...

I bet she walks a wide circle around slippery magazines on the floor from now on. Hurray for brave girls!

SSG said...

hehe congrats! very brave indeed. And now I want a bubble bath! and snow! and a day off work!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

She is such a cutie pie! Yey for the cast off!

Heather said...

Hooray for the Little Lady! She certainly does deserve that bubble bath :-)