Archive for July 11th, 2010

bath. finally.

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

This after cast thing has been a challenge.  And that is a huge understatement.  I was concerned initially about seeing all of the actual incision sites on Isabelle after removing the cast, but that has taken a back seat to dealing with her pain issues.  I can’t say I wasn’t warned. And warned again… but you just can’t imagine until it actually happens.  She screams and cries with any movement.  Changing is a huge issue.  Eating has been a lying down event since Wednesday which is hard and getting old for us both.  My first objective post cast was a bath.  She had the cast two days shy of 7 weeks.  The girl was due for a soak!  But after getting her home Wednesday we realized she was on her pallet to stay.  I did move her to bed and then back to the pallet and back to bed etc.  But that’s been the majority of the moving because of the crying.  I have to interject here that Iz is a trooper like no other.  She just doesn’t cry for any reason.  It takes some major discomfort to bring out the crocodile tears which lets me know that she is in major pain when moved.  But today I bit the bullet and put her in the bath.  I lowered her bath chair and filled the big tub up to the top adding the mr. bubbles brought by Melanie.  She cried while being transported (in my arms) to the tub, but once the warm water covered her legs and hips she relaxed.  I was so relieved to get her clean!  It’s the little things…  She cried again when I took her to bed, but has been okay since so I think it was a success. Yay.

My dishwasher stopped working today.  (pause for moment of silence.)

I’m leaving you with a pic of the bath girls…

izzy bath