Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A catch up and a birthday

It has again been a long time since I've posted. Thank you to those who sent lovely messages asking asking how we were going. In my last post Evelyne was in a cast and we were praying she could last until the 6-week check without developing pressure sores. 
And she did! 
It was a hard 6 weeks, and we went through various times when we thought we might need to cut the cast off. I always find it difficult to know what to do. As you cannot see what's under the cast, it is up to us to decide if we think she has a pressure sore or not. Which is ultimately based on if we think her pain and discomfort is increasing. 
She got the cast cut off at the follow up appointment, revealing a few surface sores developing, but no need for dressing. It was wonderful news!

The next day she was cast for a new brace and then fit the day after that. The quick turn around this time was great, with her new brace x-ray measuring the same as her cast x-ray at 53 degrees for the lumbar curve in the brace.

Note that her new brace is plain purple this time, as she is apparently now too grown up for butterflies and bunny rabbits.


This week my 'grown up' girl celebrated her 6th birthday. I've included a couple of photos from her 'Frozen' themed party with school friends.