When I first saw Erin in the hip spica back in October I didn’t believe that she would be able to move. The nurses and plaster technicians told me the point of the bar across the legs was to strengthen the frame as the older ones (like Erin) will soon be moving in it and the cast could crack.
I doubted them!
There was no way my little girl would be able to move about with that weighing her down.
In fact in this third spica she is getting a little too confident. She tries to stand and pull herself up, which leaves me terrified, but I guess it just shows the instinct is to move. She is wearing out the knees and the bar joint! I wanted to share this clip, to show that children are children no matter what they face. They love being tickled, chased and kissed!
In 9 days, we have this cast taken off. I can’t believe that we are actually in week 16, I imagined the time going so slowly, that I wouldn’t know how to fill our days. However it hasn’t been like that, I have really enjoyed being at home with Erin. I now dread the thought of returning to work in September. I think after all we have been through together I am going to miss her company so much. So now I am counting down the days left in spica but also anxious for what is yet to come. It’s not the end but it is the end of stage 1! I know Erin will continue to amaze us all and take stage 2 (6-10 weeks out of spica, building up muscle tone again) and stage 3 (operation and spica cast again) in her stride.