Friday, April 25, 2008

Hooray, Isabel's leg is healed! Cast is off!

We went to the doctor this morning to get Isabel full cast off and expected to get a new shorter cast below her knee. However, when the x-rays came back, the doctor said that she didn't need more time with a cast, and just set up a follow-up appt. Isabel is still tentative about putting any weight on her leg without the cast, but she'll start getting around in no time I think. The doctor was amazed that it healed so fast. He just kept saying "WOW"! He told me that she must be really healthy and active and eat well, and he just kept saying, "I can't believe how fast kids heal!" Isabel was fascinated with the saw and did a situp to see the whole thing. She kept talking about the big scissors and the tickle that she felt when they used the saw. When the nurse used the spreader and the scissors and started peeling off the cast, Isabel said, "My foot's coming out!" and she also said, "my legs is better, all better mommy". However, when she tried to straighten and bend her knee, she started crying, which the nurse says is totally normal, because it's stiff and sore from being bent and immobile for a whole month. But the worst part was trying to keep her leg straight for the x-ray. She was sobbing, I felt so bad, but she was very brave and tough. She kept telling me to hold her and hold her leg and she said, "thanks mommy for holding my owee leg, you're so nice, I love you" with big crocodile tears in her eyes. She was adorable! Our princess will be running soon enough. Love to all!


Emily said...

yeah no more cast!!

The Justice Family said...

Hey Holly! I found your blog through Shanae's blog. I had no idea there were so many people with blogs. I hope you don't mind but I am going to check in every once in a while. I haven't seen you in such a long time. Your kids are getting soo big. Great news about Isabel's leg.