Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Every post I try to be positive about casting but it's getting harder and harder. I'm in a catch 22. I can give Nolan infant Tylenol and he is happy. However for his size I can only give it for 24 hrs before it can become harmful to his little system. Or I could just take the cast off and have my happy man back...but that doesn't solve anything. It seems like the only. option is to be a complete wreck while my baby cries for the next 3 months day and night. God I hope this gets easier.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cast number one part 2

This morning we got the second cast put on. Well...technically it's still cast number one since number one only lasted 3 days! The doc was out of office all week last week so this was the earliest I could get in. So far so good. I do have to admit I am on edge since the last round went so badly. I went to the zoo this morning and walked around. He actually slept in his new Tula carrier and it's working perfectly with the cast. We did have a few tears putting him in but he got comfy pretty quickly. He has already slept a lot more this time around. Let's hope this time we can keep in on!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

70 hours

Cast number one lasted 70 hours. By Saturday morning at 10 am, I was soaking that sucker off. Of course I was a wreck. On one hand I want my little boy to be happy and comfortable and on the other hand I know he needs his leg to be fixed. I finally had enough when he was refusing to eat and the cast was beginning to cut the inside of his thigh. I'll probably get a lecture by the ortho office but oh well.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The first 48 hours

This casting thing is a little harder than I thought it would be. I honestly thought it would only really be inconvenient for me...yeah a little selfish I know. The little man has been having a really hard time adjusting to the cast. The first 5 or 6 hours he was good but once he realized it does not come off, he started screaming. That night he slept for 30 min then screamed for 30 mins...all night. The morning I dug out the infant Tylenol I was given at my shower (thank you Tim and Sarah!) and started giving him half the dose he should get. After trying all day...and failing...I went up to the full recommend dose. That stuff is magic! He slept from 8:50pm to 3:44 straight! We are still trying to figure everything out but I think he is finally getting used to the cast. The good side of all of this is that I sewed him some super cute baby leggings to protect his bare leg! I love my sewing machine!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sad day

Ok I am probably just being dramatic but my little one had to be casted today. We got X-rays done 2 months ago and his leg was at a 45 degree bow. The X-rays today show the same. His body is not correcting it quick enough. The cast will help his leg grow straighter from now on...hopefully. The doctor wants to do 4-6 casts that are changed every 2 weeks. Hopefully he will get used to this extra baggage for the next few months. If this doesn't work he will have to have a surgery where they break his leg and reset it straight.

I'm trying hard not to stress but the cast makes everything real. For the past 3 months I've had a completely normal little boy. The only thing abnormal about him is that he is toooo damn cute!!! At least that's what the average onlooker sees. Now with this cast it's a neon light shining "look what's wrong with me!". Not just to everyone else but to me. It was so easy to ignore until we hit this point.
The positive idea I have to keep repeating in my head is that once his leg is fixed, by cast or by surgery, his leg will be completely corrected. He won't walk funny, he will be able to do any sport he wants to do, and he won't have a neon sign shining "look what's wrong with me.". I love my little man so much. I hate the idea of anyone seeing him as less than amazing.