September 2, 2008

New Routine

How are we? I would say we are doing well. Whitney is tolerating her cast quite well. She was a little somber for a few days but she is now back to her good natured self. I am learning better and more efficient ways to care for Whitney each day. I can now change her diaper while she is in her crib in a dark room. We are also all getting used to waking up a few times a night to change her diaper and position so that she does not get pressure sores from the cast. Matt, Whitney, and Fiona now sleep through this new routine. (:

I was blessed to have an 'old' friend come and help us for a few days with this new adjustment and having Matt help this weekend was wonderful as well. We are just taking things day by day and figuring out how things work.

Whitney weighed in today at 21 lbs. with this heavy and awkward cast on. We also had a x ray taken and her hip is still in its correct location! We have our next appointment with this doctor in two weeks to see if there is need to split the cast. Babies grow so quickly that sometimes the cast becomes too tight and they need to split it a little. Then we will see this doctor during the first week of October to have the cast removed and try her brace again. Our hope is that the brace will be able to hold the the femur this time. If the brace does not work then she will suggest putting another cast on for another 6 weeks. We will cross this bridge when we come to it.

Thursday we see Whitney's other Orthopaedic doctor for a check up and see how her AFO's (ankle foot orthodics) have been working on her feet. We hope to get Whitney's brace ready for October on Thursday as well. The next thing on the horizon is an appointment with the ophthalmologist (eye doctor) at the end of the month.


Anonymous said...

Oh, all the doctor's appts. What a reminder of days of old. This too does pass. I remember all those appts well and now they are few and far between.
I am so glad to hear that you are doing well with the cast and this new routine. We will continue to pray for you all, especially that the brace will do its job come October.
In Christ,

KIm Koster said...

Hello to you Nelson,s! Glad to hear all is going well! PTL! Time will fly by and the cast will be off before you know it. Praying for you all and for positive healing for Whitney.:). With our thoughts and prayers, Jack and Kim.

Chuck Wiese said...

Hi all! What a busy schedule you are having...I'm sure that can be quite draining~or are you too busy to think? I've been thinking of you all alot and praying for you. Glad to hear everyone is starting to sleep through the new schedule! Praying the Lord will surround you with HIS tender mercies, comfort and much peace as you continue this journey.