Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Cast is OFF....and She's Not Running....

We have been counting down the days to the cast removal since Cowpokette had it put on. It really went by fast. We had our moments. Cowpokette would throw total fits about nothing, and I would just walk away. But she got used to that hot pink body cast. She didn't let it bother her that the other kids could run around and play. She would just hang out and be good. We went to a friend's house and played some home run derby. Cowpokette just played with some sidewalk chalk. The other kids all played on a slide, but that didn't stop her from having a ball. She just had a great attitude about it the entire time. She loved to hang out on the floor with the dogs. She would watch Barbie movies all day long and always have a dog next to her. It was sweet. Okay, so she didn't watch Barbie all day...we colored Barbie too. And we had potty breaks, and story time. Cowpokette also loved to go play at her friend's house. Her friend has a cool Barbie house. And lots of Barbies. Cowpokette talks about how many cool Barbies her friend has. It's so cute. But then it was time for the cast to come off..... Cowpokette was very excited. She kept saying, "I get my cast off?!" She was looking forward to taking a bath. That is all she talked about. This is Cowpokette looking a bit worried and her Doctor. He is a nice guy. Then it came time for the Doctor to cut off the cast. That is when her face really changed. That is her look while he was cutting it off. That "I'm not so sure" look. But it didn't take long to have the cast all cut and pryed open. There it is all cut up. She was still kind of worried. The cast came right off. She was really nervous about moving. She was REALLY stiff. She screamed when we did an x-ray of her leg. She stood on her leg just a little bit while we were there. Her leg is a lot shorter than the other. She has to "walk" on her tippy toes. But she doesn't walk at all. I am just now getting her to stand. I try to support her under her arms, but she just doesn't want to even try.

But when we got home Cowpokette, she had a package waiting for her. Aunt Janette sent her some goodies!! She was so excited! She got a lap desk, a new Barbie movie (THANK YOU!!!!), a Barbie coloring book, and the Little Critter collection book. I LOVE Little Critter books. Thank you Janette! Cowpokette and Grandma T read the Little Critter book together. Mr. Cowboy helped me make dinner. I put him in charge of chopping the chicken. He is dangerous with knives. But anyway, I am glad the cast is off. I love being able to take her to the potty and not have to put her on it backwards with toilet paper tapped to the seat!! I just wished she was a bit more motivated to walk.

We are filling up the pool right now as we speak...hopefully she can do some kicking in there. Oh, and our insurance was not wanting to pay the hospital bills. They didn't have a form stating what kind of accident it was. We got a bill for 12,000 just for the hospital!!! YIKES!! Hopfully we have it all figured out and the insurance will start paying a bit.

Oh, and totally off subject, I got some new packing things for my photography business!! I have wallet boxes, with my logo, and I have bag packaging. I got some tags out of my scrapbooking supplies!! All my old supplies have come in handy. The sticker on the bag is what my business card looks like on one side. And I LOVE my wallet boxes. I am really excited to start doing Seniors this year. I really like photographing Seniors.

But it's late, Mr. Cowboy is at some fight thingy he won tickets too. That boy wins something on the radio weekly. Lucky dog. But I am off to bed.

14 comments:

Tj and Mark said...

She will start walking. Give her time. Cute post and a cute kid.

Tammy said...

I just came across your post & had to flip back to see how this happened & what she broke. I've been down that road!

My son was in 4th grade when he fell from the hayloft & broke his femur. He was in traction in the hospital for 24 days, then a body cast for another 4 weeks (yeah, THAT was fun!) and then a wheelchair and finally crutches... It happened in February & he was pretty mobile by mid-May, slow, but moving.

Today he is 16 yrs old and has 2 small scars from where the traction bar had set. No pain, no arthritis... you'd never know it happened. I am forever greatful that the dr. recommended traction - he has no plates or pins. I don't forsee him having any problems with this in the future.

My younger son broke his ankle when he was about your daughter's age. With the cast on, he would still run around with a hitch in his giddyup. After the cast came off, he still had that "hitch". We worried some, but after a few weeks, he was back to normal.

Good luck! Sounds like you make it thru okay!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Do glad to hear that the cast is finally off. She'll start walking on her own soon enough. I'm sure she just has to get used to the feel after having the cast on so long. She's so adorable and such a little trooper. Have fun in the pool.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Glad to know you are past the hurdle. Stinkin' insurance companies are always trying to get out of paying. Why do we even pay such exorbitant monthly fees for insurance, if our insurance agents won't support us in our time of need. I'm sure it will work out for you. Nice marketing items.

The Wife said...

Maybe the pool will get her motivated. I'm sure she'll be motorin' around before you know it.

Good luck with the insurance. One of the worst companies to deal with! Yuck!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Good to see her getting out of that cast. I'm sure shes's a bit stiff but hopefully she will heal quickly and be all better soon. She is such a little cutie pie when she smiles!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Poor sweetie. Her smiles make me smile. It will take time for her muscles to get stronger as they haven't been used for such a long time. When my son Jax broke his arm he had a lot of weakness for another 2 weeks or so until he could use it normally again.
He was excited to get the cast taken off, too.....but had that same scared worried expression as the doctor took it off and afterwards, too.

The photo of hubby made me giggle. He LOOKS dangerous with that knife! lol! But at least he's willing to help you in the kitchen. Maybe he could teach my hubby a few things? hehe!


Congrats on the photography supplies. I wish you much success!


~Lisa

Jennifer said...

Yay! So glad the cast is off!

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Danielle Michelle said...

Yeah for the cast! Give her time! She'll be running soon!!!

LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY LOGO!!! Please move out here and do my belly pics!

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Chelsi said...

Poor little thing! I remember getting the cast off my arm and how weak it was and how protective I was of anything or anyone hitting it... for a few days... you just watch, she'll be off and running in no time!

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prashant said...

Cute post and a cute kid.
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