Friday, June 27, 2014

Off with the cast!

After six long weeks, Owen got his spica cast taken off today! I don't know who was more thrilled, him or me. He was glad to be able to scratch some very itchy skin and the first thing he wanted to do was take a bath. I am so happy to see him without the cast. Also, he is about 12 ponds lighter.

His X-rays looked great. He has done a lot of healing in the past 6 weeks. The flex nails in his femur should be enough reinforcement to prevent another break. However, since we haven't been able to count on what *should* happen, he is back in his abduction brace and non-weight baring for another three weeks. The great thing about this brace is that it helps to support his leg but can be taken off for bathing or swimming. The boy will get to enjoy the rest of his summer!
Just after the cast came off.

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