Friday, October 22, 2010

The Cast is Off

It's been 3 weeks since Tyler's surgery and he finally got his cast off yesterday. He has done extremely well with the cast and it didn't seem to bother him too much. Although I think he was starting to get annoyed with it towards the end.

Really 3 weeks is not that long for a cast. But Tyler's situation was a little different. There was nothing broken directly under the cast, all it was doing was keeping his legs in place so they wouldn't come out of the hip socket. So 3 weeks was all he needed.

Even though 3 weeks isn't long for a cast, it is still a long time for your legs to stay in the same position the entire time. So we expected his legs would be very stiff once the cast was removed. And of course, they were. He did not want to bend them at all. So the best thing we can do for him now is range of motion.

Using the blanket to drown out the noise of the drill.

It didn't work. He hated it the entire time.
For anyone who has to have a cast removed, bring an ipod or ear muffs (anything to drown out the noise)


"Hmmm, so this is what's been on my legs for the last 3 weeks."


Kristen said...

Ah, let those cute legs be free! Yay!

Lisa said...

What a relief it must be for him to have the cast off! Hooray!!