Summer Break – No Casts! YIPPEE

It’s been a great summer so far. We were very excited Nora’s five casts so far have done their job and have allowed her to have a two month break from casting this summer. It couldn’t have come at a better time, this almost two year old (in just two days!) is as curious as curious can be and into exploring everything; which with summer and outdoor fun means lots of dirty grimy things kids should be getting into!
We  have also learned we how to remove her cast ourselves! This is simply tremendous for us for a number of reasons. Mainly being, Nora is terrified of the hospital and cast removing saw. We can take it off in a matter of minutes now. It takes some serious strength and the right tools but it can be done!

See here how we do it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoigLgFPwvs&feature=youtu.be

After we removed her last cast, we left the very next day for the beach in the Carolinas for a week to visit family. It was a great time and I can’t begin to tell you how fortunate I felt to be able to take her to the sandy beach. I often think of the little kids who don’t get cast breaks and especially those who live in the south or beach towns. My heart breaks for those families. It can be a rough a long road that families who aren’t dealing with it themselves often just can’t understand or relate to.

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We are now getting ready to celebrate my brave, smart, sassy and determined little girls second birthday. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. And the next several weeks will be filled with water, sand, dirt, rocks, messy crafts, and all the things that are no-no’s during cast time.
I’ll be posting soon more details about our trip to visit a team of specialists in San Diego and our experience there. Stay tuned and have a great summer all!

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