Letting your baby cry in the next room because you've already held her for almost 2 hours without her calming down and in order to keep yourself from breaking down in tears you have to let her cry in the next room for a little while..
Siena had her appointment to get her cast taken off today..and needless to say it went bad. The actual appointment was just fine. They used the saw, the pliers and everything went like normal. However, when it came time for them to put the shoes on, Siena was so upset! They said that when the casts come off they basically feel that tingly feeling that we feel after your foot or something has gone numb..well she takes after her mother, and HATES that feeling apparently.
So anyway. They put the shoes on and said that we have to take them off every 2-3 hours to check for blisters. The shoes are some pretty tough leather and so until they are broken in(about a week to a week and a half) we have to keep checking for blisters. The nurse tried to scare us, and she did a great job when she told us a story about some parents that when they took the shoes off their child, the shoes had worn the babies foot down to the bone/tendon..ummm ya, sufficiently scared! Thanks nurse lady!
Siena does not like the shoes and has surely let me know that. She cried he whole way home and hasn't really stopped since. She had a mini break when I took her shoes off at 6:30 to check her feet and I went ahead and fed her then. She hadn't eaten since 11am and was refusing to eat while the shoes were on..poor little girl!
So there ya have it..day 1 with the shoes down..night 1..here we go! Here's some pictures:
|Her awesome new accessory|
|She was content for about 2 minutes after I put her shoes on the 3rd time..until I picked her up..poor girl!|
|All the moleskin that I have already put on her feet to prevent blisters|