Monday, September 29, 2008

More plasters

I missed going with Isla for her 2nd round of plastering because I was sick with gastro - Mum and Ian went instead. All reports came back that Michael is extremely pleased with the progress Isla made after one week of casting, and he casted her again.

We took them off yesterday, it was particularly hot and we went to Ian's parents place for a bbq and we thought Isla would like to go for a swim in the paddling pool with her cousins, so we took them off a day earlier than we originally planned.

I only heard one little whimper from Isla this time in regards to her plasters - she was sleeping in our bed (she's getting tangled in her sheets with the plasters and can't move about without getting stuck) and I was asleep on the lounge - anyway, she woke up and said "Oh Daddy, my legs are hurting really badly" then rolled over and went back to sleep.

The best part of the latest round of plasters is that Isla is getting heel strikes! She actually wore away a patch of plaster on the heels of both plasters - which is brilliant news - means the plasters are doing exactly what they're meant to!

I have a photo of the heel strike marks, will upload them shortly.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We have plasters

...and they're trashed already!

Isla was fitted with her plasters yesterday, she was so very brave. She only cried at the end once they were finished because she thought she wouldn't be able to walk in them, but Michael the physio told her she'd be able to run in them, and she was happy after that.

They haven't held her back in anything so far. She hasn't complained of any pain or discomfort yet either *touch wood*. She goes to pre-school tomorrow which will be interesting, I hope that they really keep an eye on her and make sure that she stays well away from the sand pit, I couldn't imagine anything worse than having plasters full of sand :S

Very proud of her, she takes it all in her stride, such a little trooper. We came home and decorated them with texta love hearts, that have all smooshed and now look like purple splodges, but she's happy with them! Michael put a non-slip piece on the bottom, which is hanging on by a thread and the part around the toes is starting to wear away too, mainly because she's so tight in her legs she just can't get her heels down :(

In other news, our little Chihuahua ran away - again - courtesy of Ian leaving our side gate open. Anyway, he was handed in to the local vets today, same story as last time, he'd been staying with a family who wanted to keep him and decided to take him to the vets to have his back leg checked. He's home now, safe and sound, snuggled up with Ian.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!

Here are some pictures from the park and the obligatory Father's Day photo, in which Isla looks decidedly albino :S

Thursday, September 4, 2008


We saw the physio again on Tuesday, and the tone in Isla's legs hasn't improved, so it's back into plasters for the little princess :(

Hopefully we'll get away with 2 weeks worth but we've booked in for 3. We discussed what sort to put on, and we decided to go with the ones to be cut off with the plaster saw, but now I'm not too sure - Isla is terrified of those automatic hand driers in public toilets, so a plaster saw will scare the living crap out of her. I think it's best we go for the ones that can be soaked off. And she can pick the colour!

She doesn't seem concerned about it thus far, I've tried explaining it to her, but I guess she's still too little to comprehend it all, and she was 1.5 when she had the last lot of casting done. I explained that it's just like when we had her helpers made, they put plaster on her legs then cut it off. We'll see how we go. First round is on the 16th of September.

I spoke to pre-school today about how she'll go there with the plasters on, they don't think she'll have a problem. I was contemplating letting her stay home for the time that she's wearing them, but I suppose as long as they keep her out of the sandpit she'll be fine!

We've had no more accidents with the toilet training either! Very proud of her! We're even in undies at night time, again, with no accidents. She's no longer scared of poo's on the toilet (or anywhere for that matter, she has always struggled with them) and now she heads off to the toilet when she can feel them! It's so wonderful!!