So this morning was a busy day, but it was over by nap time. First up was Katie's cast change. Brianna asked if she could come with me at the last minute, so she got to witness the saw in action.
What you see above is the cotton layer that goes between the skin and the fiberglass. They did things a little differently this time. They put on a plaster toe to ankle cast and then really tweaked the foot into place while it was drying. Then they did a fiberglass wrap over the whole thing. Katie was awesome throughout. The PA even commented that aside from an increase in respiration, you would never know she was having a procedure.
That can't be comfortable! Again, nap time was hard, and she woke up out of sorts. I'm starting to see we should just expect this on cast change days.
After we finished at Shriners, I drove home and traded Katie and Brianna for Hannah, Luke, and Jack.
Hannah had her checkup today to get her school form filled out. She did poorly on her vision exam, even wearing her glasses, so we've got a referral to take her back into the pediatric ophthalmologist.
Aaaand she did poorly on her hearing exam, so we have a referral to the audiologist, as well. Just what we need, right? More referrals. I think there's more of a problem with following instructions/testing than with her actual eyes and ears, but we'll see what the guys in white coats have to say.
After Hannah's check up, we went to the lab to do the blood work requested by Luke's neurologist. Unfortunately, Luke is hard to draw, since he's got so much fat covering his veins. You can't see them. So the use a tourniquet, and try to feel for them.
Which results in multiple pokes, and digging around for the vein. Yes, it takes three people to hold one angry baby and get enough blood to run multiple tests out of him. (And yes, my photographer was 9, and using an old cell phone.)
When I got home, I was exhausted, so we did lunch and naps. Tomorrow the littles go to the dentist! I'll be interested to hear what they have to say about Luke's "double tooth."
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