Joss got her cast off today! Can I get a Whoot Whoot?!
This is my little princess all ready to head over to Houston.
Joss and Mama right before we left.
It's time to get that baby off!!
The nurse was litterally waiting with the saw thingy while we took this picture.
The part I was most nervous about today was when she actually got her cast removed. I knew that it involved the cast being sawed off by a little electric saw thing. Loud noises can upset Joss. Not to mention that the loud noise was going to be applied to her "hurt leg". I fully expected a full on freak out from her while they sawed her cast off. That didn't happen though. She took it like a champ and even giggled about it. Once the cast was actually removed was a different story. Parts of her skin had sores on it and her leg was/is super sore and tight. After her first taste of pain she pretty much lost it. I almost lost it at one point too. I just really have a hard time seeing her so upset.
After her cast was removed they took more x-rays. Once again, her femur(thigh bone) looked very funky to me, but the doctor and nurse insisted that it was healing up well. Lots of new bone has formed around the break, so that is a good thing. The doctor doesn't want to see her back for 3 whole months, although he did say that it could be 3 weeks before she walks again. He also said that she can't jump, climb, swing, or rough house for FOUR MORE WEEKS. That is going to be very difficult at our house. We are a rough and tumble sort of group, not to mention that Joss is VERY un-coordinated. I honestly think I am going to be more paranoid the next 4 weeks, than I was while she was in the cast. At least I knew her leg was protected then. Anyway, she has really surprised me since getting the cast off.
Here she is on the way home.
She isn't interested in putting any weight on her "hurt leg", but she is moving much more than I anticipated. I was able to give her a bath and scrub a little bit of the grime off her foot. Six weeks without bathing your legs can wind you up with some pretty nasty legs.
Joss and Alik
I totally have to commend my other kiddos for showing Joss so much love. They swarmed her the second we got home and showered her with attention and love the rest of the night. When we said prayers before bed, everyone thanked God that Jossy got her cast off. Alik even said, "Thank you that Josslyn can walk again and play with us outside." I love that my kids love each other.
Last but not least, here is a little sneak peak at a cutie I got to play with yesterday. If you don't know who it is, then I guess you will just have to wait for me to tell you. But I can't tell you how many times I thanked God that I was able to hold, hug, kiss, and play with her after spending so many hours praying for her.
God it good.