We had the same doctor as we had for the first cast, overseeing an intern. The doctor shaped the plaster cast on the foot then she turned wrapping over to the intern. I stood there and watched this guy getting more and more frustrated at his inability to wrap a cast. the doctor had to intervene a few times and tell him things like "leave some room at the top so it doesn't rub her raw". He had no idea what she was talking about. I think I will avoid using that intern as a doctor. I would rather have someone with a natural ability not someone leaning from trial and error. The doctor's patience really impressed me. She was frustrated but didn't really let him see it.
After the cast was wrapped it was clear that Bria's pants we have been using for the previous two weeks would no longer work. I figured at least I could put her leggings on with a skirt or dress and still be ok. I tried to get her leggings on and they wouldn't even go over her toes. It was no use, pants and leggings were out. That night I had to stay up and make her a skirt long enough to cover her while she sat with her legs wide apart. So at 10:00pm I started and by 10:45pm, which was about 15 minutes longer than I should have taken, I was done. It really turned out cute and works perfectly. I wanted to make her more but found a box of clothes that I had saved from Malia and there were a lot of skirts with shorts attached and dresses that will work great. Bria now has a new wardrobe. Anyone needing to do casting be aware that pants will not work with the cast and buy clothes accordingly. Wider shorts like gym shorts are OK for the boys. They get over the cast just fine.
|Right after check-in.|
|Hyrum loves this toy. It has magnets on the lizards and you can move them from the bottom.|
|The tool that is used for cutting the cast off is very loud and scary. Bria had not seen this before. I put her on the table and they pulled out the saw before we knew what was going on.|
|Bria started shrieking. I couldn't get her to calm down.|
|She was pretty traumatized. There was no pain involved but like the dentist, |
the noises are enough to put you over the top.
|I don't remember the title Jilliam holds but she is the one in charge of keeping the kids happy and content.|
She does a great job. She brought an IPad in and put on a show. Bria immediately stopped crying with that.
|First, they wrap the whole leg with gauze. Based on where the raw spots are from the first cast they put extra gauze in some places. They then wet the plaster wrap and wrap it around her foot and half way up her calf.|
|The intern then wrapped the other cast material while the doctor kept Bria's leg in position.|
|This is a rendering of the casting process.|