Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Long Day...Again

Well, technically it was a long morning, but it felt like an eternity while we were there. Today K was casted for her TLSO brace (for her scoliosis). When we got there they set K up on this contraption and she was wrapped with a plaster gauze that would harden after it was set on her. They had to wrap her from under her armpits all the way down to her hips. Needless to say, she hated the entire experience. She cried the entire time and it was hard to keep her calm. The cast itself didn't take long to dry and I was able to hold her, but it was very hot and she got a little warm from the heat. After that, we had to get an x-ray with the cast on to make sure that when the brace was made it would straighten her out fairly well.
Once they were pleased with the x-ray, they had to cut off the cast. That was a very difficult part too because they had to use the saw to get it off. It was loud and she was already hot so it was a little hard for her. Her new brace will be ready at the end of February and we will have to go possibly stay the night so that they can gradually get her into the brace. It will take a little while to get her ready to stay in it 23 hours a day, but eventually she will spend that much time in it. We also have an appointment to meet with a neurosurgeon to discuss her "dangling tonsils." What exactly that means we have no clue, so don't ask. It doesn't affect her cognitive abilities, but other than that...who knows. K is doing better and is very happy to be away from the cast people. Thank you for all of your prayers and please keep them coming.

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