We went in on Tuesday morning, and she was released Wednesday night. We took some pictures, and it's crazy the difference in her attitude and her coloring from when we got there to Wednesday night when we left.
|She would just lay on our chest for hours! Poor baby!|
|She just looks so miserable!|
|By Tuesday night she was already acting a little better. She at least would sit up for about 10 minutes each wake-time|
|By Wednesday morning she was starting to feel better and was therefore curious about all the cords. We had to put a very large kids hospital gown on her to keep her hands off of all the wires and such.|
|This is Wednesday afternoon. She was playing with toys and acting MUCH happier. I think we even got a smile out of her that afternoon. We literally hadn't seen a smile from her since Saturday night.|
So there's the update on that. She is doing much better and is acting pretty much normal! So glad to have the happy Siena back!lol
This is a video of the next day after leaving the hospital:
Club Foot Update:
On Thursday Siena had her appointment in Salt Lake for her club foot. She got new shoes because she had out-grown both shoes. We also found out some interesting info about future things for her club foot.
Siena's right leg is shorter than her left, but until she's older we won't know how much shorter, and they won't do anything for it until she is older. The Dr drew out a couple diagrams for the 2 scenarios on the medical paper on the patient table thing, so I ripped it off and brought it home so I could explain it to Joel. I'm glad I did that too, because it's a little hard to explain without a diagram.
If the difference in her leg length is a smaller amount then they would shorten her longer leg. They do this by putting brackets on the growth plates to stop it from growing for a bit and then take them off once her legs are approximately the same length.
|Can you see the little brackets he drew? The 2 long lines across the bone represent the growth plates.|
Timeline: He said that they typically don't do the lengthening or shortening until they are about 8 years old, and then they have to do it again at 10-12 years old. So this is still far in the future, but still interesting and good to know. I didn't even know that was an option. Kind of a creepy, but we thought she would just have to wear a platform shoe for the rest of her life, so this is kind of cool to know about.