Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day After Day....

Cowpokette is doing well. She is the best patient I could ask for. She has her "Princess" moments, but other than that I couldn't ask for a better kid. Great Grandma comes and visits once a week, which is wonderful. She helps us with our weekly doctor appointments. She also watches Cowpokette so I can shower and do things around the house. Most of the time Cowpokette just wants someone to sit by her. Cowpokette has a fantastic attitude about it all. We are now totally potty trained!! We have a system down that keeps her cast dry and lets her use the potty. Which I think is terrific. On Tuesday I took Cowpokette to a different Doctor to get a second opinion about her bone moving around. The new Dr. was very good. He explained everything and even showed us some x-rays of another little girl who had a femur brake and it was worse than Cowpokette's. He showed how it healed and how it looks 6 months down the road. It was nice seeing another brake. It made me feel not so bad about Cowpokette's leg. The New Dr. had also told me some things about her cast and how to do her diaper. I told him that she goes on the potty and he said, "Really?" I said, "Yes, she insists that she goes on the potty." He then said, "Well, make sure her cast doesn't get wet." I assured him that we keep it dry. We use a piece of toilet paper taped to the seat to guide the urine into the toilet. It works really well. And she stays dry!! He was impressed with the potty training! It did take me getting my feet peed on to get everything right, but it's worth not having to change diapers and worrying about her cast being wet. Cowpokette doesn't complain about her leg hurting as much. She likes to try to sit up more now too. Which is great because now she can feed herself better. She also has watched four Barbie movies over and over again, so much that I have some of them memorized. But she LOVES her Barbie movies. I am so grateful for my house. I am grateful for large doorways and large open living room and kitchen. I can move her wagon around the house with no trouble. I could only imagine if we were still in the trailer and trying to move her around. It would be a lot more difficult. So, I am grateful for my home. And I am grateful for Cowpokette's patience with me. I am not always so gentle in moving her and she puts up with all my mistakes. I am also grateful for my mutts. Yep, even the lazy smelly bulldog. If it weren't for them...I think I might have had a freak out attack by now. When I can't sit by Cowpokette, one of the two dogs are right by her. It's so nice, and Cowpokette enjoys their company. I don't think Belle can get her nose any closer to that window.... She is such a strange dog... Belle watches what Cowpokette does. She even will go over for some scratches every now and then. Even old man Brodi gets in on the action of babysitting. He doesn't always like it though. Just look at his face!! ha ha ha ha!!! He is like, "Mom, do I have to?" Cowpokette is telling him to look at the camera for the picture. Bossy little girl!! But don't worry she gives him loving along with the orders! "Oh good boy!" But it doesn't take him long before he is done with being the babysitter. He'll give me the, "Am I done yet" look. Brodi is 12 years old this year. He is slowing down a bit. He can't jump up on my bed any more. I have to help him. But not this brute. She thinks she owns the place. And she LOVES scratches from Cowpokette. She actually lays with her in bed sometimes. Mr. Cowboy signed Cowpokette's cast. "I love you, Daddy's baby girl". No, he doesn't spoil her at all......

The Dr. said she is healing great and is having some new bone growth already!! So, it's a totally better feeling than last week. We don't have to go back for two weeks. I may have to call them though, she has a part of her cast by her belly that is unraveling and the padding is separating from the cast. Me, I would glue it, but I am not sure if they would want me to do that???

But things are looking up and she is getting better. I know in time when I look back at this I will think, "That went by fast." So, I know, this too will pass.

10 comments:

Sydney said...

Sounds like shes being the perfect patient! Way to go cowpokette.

The Wife said...

So glad she is doing well. And can I just say, I love Belle's face. Happy things are looking up this week!

Sheila said...

Glad she is being such a great patient for you.....I'm sure that helps a TON!!!! You should get LOTS of "quality" movie time in! LOL!
Keep your chin high, mommy!

Tj and Mark said...

I was just praying for her this morning and wondering if all is well. So happy that it is going better. Really cute Post Andrea. I love the dog babysitters!

Danielle Michelle said...

I'm so glad things are going alright and she's healing well. I'm also glad you got a new dr. 2nd opinions never hurt.

She's a doll! What a great smile!

The Caple Crew said...

haha you should totally glue it and then add some lovely electrical tape on top, you know just for the extra support! haha, that would be some awesome white trash-ness right there!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Good to hear that the healing is taking hold. Bless her little heart-she looks as adorable as ever.

Paula said...

I am so glad that peace has settled in your heart. You can just feel it in this post. Sweet Dollie is so cute and the four-legged friends are too!

Hang in there friend! You are a fantastic mama and it shows on that little girl's face!!

義珊 said...

我是天山,等待一輪明月。......................................................

Jennifer said...

So g;ad everything is going well!