Saturday, April 19, 2014
Casts Are Off
Today, I had to remind her that she can now play with her toys, especially her books, which are her favorites.
She does have a complication. Not on her hands, but the abscess on her head has turned out to be colonized with MRSA. I am working with the doctors to decide the best course of care and treatment, but would welcome most of all, your prayers - specifically, that the wound will heal without the need of surgery. It would be best for our family and, especially Apple, if we can postpone any further surgeries until fall. This last recovery seemed quite hard on her. She really needs a break.
So, the casts came off without any problems. Apple didn't much like it. She's really fed up with anything medical right now and doesn't even tolerate a chux pad being laid across her lap or even being weighed. I love how she looked at her new fingers. She did keep her arms bent for about 30 minutes after the casts came off, but started to straighten them once I let her play in the washing water.