Sunday, November 14, 2010
Hello to All - We are officially cast free! I have to tell you I have never been so proud of Addi. We went to the doctor on Friday and she was so brave. Getting the actual cast off didn't seem to be a big deal, she was so excited. Well that was until the took the cast off and the padding then saw 2 pins sticking out of her arm. That caused for a little tearing up and being afraid. I have to admit I was taken back also. I had convinced myself they were small like pencil lead, not! More like thin screws, ugh. I tried to hide my shock and focus on Addi. On top of seeing the screws it became clear why Addi complained that her cast hurt whenever she pumped it, she had soars where the screw hooks were bumping her arms...The doctor told us she couldn't do any more damage to her arm, he failed to mention that bumping the cast against her skin could cause sores.
So after the cast came off, we had to get x-rays before the screws could come out. She we wrapped the arm up, so Addi or myself couldn't see the pins. During the x-ray you could tell Addi was nervous, she didn't talk much and just wanted to hold my hand. The x-rays came back that things were healing great. The doctor was great and immediately talked to Addi and myself if she was a little nervous about getting the pins out. I was obviously talking to the doctor too much and in true "Bo" form Addi looked at the doctor when she asked, do you have any questions, "I just want the pins out." In other words, shut up Mom and let's get this over. I had to chuckle a little afterwards, flashes of her Dad.
Needless to say, those pins don't just slide out the doctor has to twist back and forth while pulling. You ask what was Addi doing, I could hear every other kids screaming down the hall, she just sat there focused while pin one came out and then pin two. Not one tear...I was in shock and I think the doctor was also. I mean this is the kid that looked on the verge when she saw the pins. The doctor asked her to go to the next room with her to show another little boy how to be brave also. She told Addi she was so impressed. I did ask Addi what was she thinking when the doctor took the pins out and she just told me, "I was trying to be brave Mommy." Oh world watch out for this little girl...
Needless to say, Mom took her to Build a Bear and we got Clarice the Reindeer and some ice cream before dinner. (Just like her Daddy would do...)
I finally have a couple pictures of the cast (thanks to Addi's teacher from school) I will refrain from posting the picture of the pins due to graphic nature. If you want to see them I can email them personally...haha
All our Love
Christi and Addi