Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fractures and Captures

A little bit more than three weeks ago, poor Brigid had an accident and ended up in a lovely pink cast. While standing next to me on a step stool, she lost her balance and fell to the side. At first I wasn't too concerned because, as any one-year-old, she had fallen like that before. However, after a few minutes, I could tell something was wrong. My usual consoling wasn't working. It was heart breaking when the realization of what had happened and how easily it could have been prevented set it. After an x-ray and conformation from our pediatrician, we learned that little Brie had fractured her tibia (later we learned from orthopedic specialist that she had actually fractured both bones in her leg).


After a day or two, she didn't even seem to acknowledge that the cast was there. She still got around pretty well but I was concerned that if she fell again the cast could pull her in a bad direction and cause another injury or dislocation....I was definitely a helicopter mom, watching her every move! She already is a light sleeper, so our nights were pretty awful. If I had known this would happen, I wouldn't have been in a hurry to stop nursing. Nothing would help her sleep and I wished so badly to just nurse her back to sleep!


But after three long weeks, the cast is finally gone!

Our victory pic while leaving the orthopedic's office 



She's been in a much better mood since having the cast off. The doctor had warned that it is normal for some regression with her movement and that it could take a few weeks to slowly get back to normal. The day after the cast came off, it really seemed like she had regressed a step backward because she couldn't pull herself up but that didn't last long. She already is back to normal and even progressing a bit by standing on her own!

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A few cellphone shots, captured over the past few weeks:

Uncle Mark earning best uncle award by helping give B her bottle at the parade this past weekend

Molly, happiest when surrounded by color

Their morning faces...

Speaking of faces...

Bedtime stories

Up all night/sleep all day #thuglife

Getting ready for Aunt Mimi's pool

Brie-bee

~Margaret

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