Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Two Week Wait

I have never been so relieved to be in a two week wait before. That is all it will take for LB to be sufficiently healed to get out of her split. She didn't even need a cast. She had wonderful care at Shriner's and everyone was very friendly. There was only one person - the resident - who was less than subtle about the "are these parents abusing their kid" questions. Everyone else was good enough that it almost seemed like normal conversation.

I would like to point out that Shriner's accepts no payment - not even insurance - and is completely funded by gifts. If you aren't sure where to put your charity money, you might think about Shriner's.

LB did wonderfully. She was holding court the entire time despite being very sleepy. Everyone loved her and kept going on and on about how cute she was. While she was being splinted there must have been more than 1/2 dozen people in the room (two doctors, two physical therapist, two 'care coordinators' or perhaps 'social workers in disguise' and maybe one or two others) and she was charming them all. They were very gentle too. She was pain free and happy the entire time.

We are so relieved. I know it is the same injury, but just knowing that she will be good as new in just two weeks and doesn't need a cast makes it seem so much less horrible. Still horrible, but much less so.

Thank you everyone for your words of support. I needed it as much after this incident (or perhaps more so) than anything else since I started blogging about a year and a half ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We are doing well. LB is sitting - I kid you not - on a pad on the floor about 18 inches away from where I am (also on the floor). I have her boppy around her just in case. I think we will add a padded room onto the house and give her nothing but soft, organic toys to play with from here on out.

Here is a picture that is just so wrong. LB is kind of sleepy and it was taken with a cell phone, but I think it captures the moment ok. Poor little lamb!

18 comments:

Cassandra said...

Glad that LB is doing relatively well. I love the color-coordinated cast and outfit!

Miss Conception said...

What a sweet little trooper!! Glad to know that you are all doing better today.

MrsSpock said...

Yes- she is very color-coordinated! Two weeks for a bone to heal sounds pretty good considering...

Lisa said...

Aw, sweet beautiful little baby! And, worried because she's a wonderful mother, Mommy! You'll both be fine!!

Leah and Maya said...

I just need to mention, after all the times you said it to me. My LB is very coordinated with her clothes.

dreamsandfalsealarms said...

so help me, but babies with casts are adorable!

Fertilized said...

I was in and out of the Shriner's Hospital as a child for my neck/spinal condition. I love the Shriner's Organization to pieces. I am glad that you had a great experience there.

She looks like a happy little lamb regardless!

Mrs. Spit said...

having been the person asking the parent's questions, I'd say your questions were likely pretty darn short. You just don't seem to fit the profile.

Hang in there. Love the colour on the splint!

battynurse said...

Look it matches her outfit!! So glad that the splint is very temporary and that she is doing well.

familyoftwo98 said...

I love the color coordination.

Residents...ugh. They are an arrogant bunch of over worked jerks (the ones who work our clinic think they are freaking Gods). I am glad the rest of the staff was helpful.

Also I am very glad her healing will only be 2 weeks.

Happy New Year!!

Summer said...

That's great news! And it sounds like you're doing better, too!

babykenny said...

Hey! I recognize that cute blue puppy ;)

stacyb said...

so glad LB is doing better. what a cute photo.

Geohde said...

Oh I am late to come to these posts- I am so srry LB has had an accident but it sounds like you've had great care and she looks fabulous in that colourful cast. It must have shaken you up though,

xx

J

Lorraine said...

This time I really can say I know exactly how you feel...

My daughter slipped - in slow motion - off of a counter-height stool when she was almost two and broke both of the bones in her lower leg. We didn't have quite the lovely Shriners experience, but I completely identified with the rest of your post. The waves of bad-mother worry, the what-ifs, the fear of having broken the bond of trust with your wee one...

All I can say now is that it really wasn't so bad after all. We spent our three weeks being especially cuddly and so far she doesn't seem to hate me forever...

Hope your LB is as happy a she looks in that picture!

Peeveme said...

Poor LB. Poor you. How awful for you guys. Glad everyone is on the mend and I totally understand how awful you must feel but you do know it could happen to anybody right?

Phoebe said...

I'm glad to hear LB is ok. She sure looks cute in that cast! It sounds like she will rebound quickly. Good thing you followed your instincts!! And for that, you are a good Mom!!

singletracey said...

OH.. LB sweetheart... Looks like she will be fine. What a sport! Hugs and get well soon wishes from me ~