We got the big red cast taken off and a big green one put on in celebration of St. Patricks day! Nolan's bone is healing well, but it is curving just a bit. Dr. Shoemaker molded his leg in the cast a bit today to correct it. We go back in 4 wks and HOPEFULLY this is our last one. He is in a long leg again but he made the bottom flat so he can try to stand on it.
He was such a trooper! Just some fussing but no tears the whole time. He had to get the red cast sawed off, X-rays with no cast on to support his leg, pins pulled out, antiseptic rubbed over his pin sites (one was a little infected), glue removed off his suture sites, leg molded in a straight position, and a new cast put on. He really does inspire me every morning to put on my big girl panties and deal. I love this kid so much.
As for the comments that bombard me everywhere I go...it's not getting any better. I'm so sick of "poor baby" and "it's ok, mom's drop their babies all the time." I've started telling people it's a skydiving injury or he was running with the bulls. If people keep pressing I honestly try to make them feel as guilty as possible for not minding their own business. I know it's horrible. I usually tell them all the gross details of the surgery to correct his BIRTH DEFECT! Of course then I get the...well did you do something wrong? I honestly can't win. Good news is that we only have 4 more weeks left of the cast and hopefully we are done with inappropriate comments coming at me from every angle.