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Friday, June 14, 2013

An Unexpected Casting Visit

We made an unexpected trip to Shriner's hospital today. Yesterday we noticed Rebekah's casts were so loose in the thighs that we could fit our entire hand into into and down to her knee! Her left foot had actually shifted quite a bit and the right foot was in danger of the same thing. 

The doctor decided to remove the old casts and recast her in the long leg casts for the last 2 1/2 weeks until she is scheduled for the pin removal. Rebekah managed like a champ and wasn't in any pain or discomfort. Her new casts should stay secure the last few weeks. Best thing - her feet looked really good! Although we have 2 1/2 more weeks in long casts then a few weeks in short casts, Rebekah should be able to wear shoes and have then stay on her feet! Can't wait until the casts are completely off and we can bathe her poor dry, scalely legs and wear some cute shoes!

Pre-surgery feet. I don't have a very good photo of her rocker bottom heels, but you can see them to some extent here. Shoes always would fall off her feet and the right one turns off to the right also. 

Getting the casts cut off.

You can see how far back Rebekah's toes are. The cast was beginning to slide off. 

Here are the 2 pins still in Rebekah's right foot. You can see the much better alignment of the heel.

Another view from the outside of the right foot.

Left foot looks great!

New casts for 2 1/2 weeks, then we take them off again to remove the pins. 



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