Monday, 28 March 2011

Splint Off

Noah finally got his splint off on Friday after having it on for 8 weeks.   He was going to have it off a month earlier, but he just wasn't ready for it and was flinching every time we would move his foot for a while.  We kept it on as long as possible, which meant that by the time he got it off his poor leg and foot was very swollen and very dry.

He was quite happy to have it off and loved me rubbing his foot, although I'm very nervous about touching it too much as he still seems to be in a little bit of pain with that leg. I can't work out where the pain is coming from, but it doesn't seem to be where the fracture was, but maybe more from his hips.

It was so nice to be able to give him his first shower without the cast on. We had been wrapping and taping it up with plastic bags for two months.

It was so nice to get some water onto his swollen little foot, and to be able to rub all that dry skin away.

Check out his tan line from where the plaster stopped :) Hopefully it will be a very long time before he ever needs plaster again.  His paediatrician wanted him to have another bone density scan, but because of our ridiculous health system he can not have another one until August or it won't be covered by Medicare, as it would've been less than 24 months since his last one.  The results of the scan will let us know whether Noah is a candidate for bisphosphonate therapy because he has osteoperosis.

Hopefully in the meantime he won't have anymore fractures.  It's scary to know that just a little bump can cause a fracture now.


  1. don't worry Noah... my legs haven't seen any sun either!!!
    Glad it's finally off!!

  2. Awww, poor darling! His little foot looked so dry and swollen! Thank goodness it's off now. Just have to pray for no more fractures. Yeah the Medicare rule should not apply to people with Noahs condition!!

  3. oh i bet that felt good! fingers crossed there are no more fractures xx

  4. This makes me SAD! His poor, poor foot. I do love the shower picture however. Makes me miss Ben so much, so thanks for sharing moments like this...I just love Noah to pieces! Praying he doesn't have to endure more fractures!!!

  5. Yay for the splint being off... Fingers crossed for no more. He could have been on that vaseline add - you know the one with kate richie or something from home and away?


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