Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Isla had an assessment at Campbelltown Hospital today. She had to be assessed before they could start the serial casting process.
Isla was a little naughty and uncooperative during the assessment, very out of character for her.

We met the Head Physiotherapist from the hospital, Rosalee, and she is lovely. She sat in on the assessment and will be there to assist Priya with each lot of casting. We *think* Michael will be there as well. Rosalee said that Michael has indicated that he wants to continue with Isla's care - and we definitely plan on seeing him privately still - even though we have been given the option of completely switching her physio care to the hospital.

Isla has great strength in her legs and trunk, so they feel that the "ordinary" plaster casts won't hold her, so Isla's casts will be made of fibreglass. This means that they will have to be removed with the saw (and they have already told me it will scare the living daylights out of her) Her casts will be changed weekly at the hospital, and she cannot have a bath in between as the casts are not waterproof, so it means sponge-baths only, which is very sad because Isla loves to relax and have a long play in the bath.

She's learning so much now, she happily sings along to Old MacDonald - saying e-i-e-i-e-i-e-i!! She's also learning to count, says "waa, two, ree!"

Settling is proving a problem, she absolutely hates being put on her back - and has even started kicking me when I try to change her nappy/clothes...will get it all checked on Saturday when she has her immunisations.