Today was to be day 2. We got them cut off and the plan was to put the next casts on. But ... sometimes plans change.
His feet were both so horribly swollen, they couldn't do it. The skin looked pretty good (better than I expected in fact). His toes looked fine. It was the rest of the foot that was HUGE. Poor baby. So we left without adding the new casts until the swelling goes down. Scheduled for Monday to recast.
The great news is that it's working nicely. I don't exactly know what the numbers mean and all that but the therapists were thrilled with how well he is doing.
Like week 1: Left -20, Right -32
Today: Left- 10, Right -12
Kaley took the baby all over the place. And then it happened. Something I wondered if I would EVER see.
For about 3 minutes.
This was without his TLSO brace ... we didn't know we were making this stop. Dan thought he'd be in the car seat the whole time so it was left at home.
He wasn't propped. He wasn't leaning. He was just sitting there.
It's significant in so many ways, ways I can't begin to explain. But for example, "sits independently" is actually a benchmark criteria for differentiating between some of the more severe disabilities and the less severe ones.
I'm so thrilled we were all there together to celebrate such a huge event.
Sometimes plan changes aren't so bad afterall.
Thank you Lord for yet another of the daily miracles You keep giving Manny.