Now, I'm (for once) not talking about TV and the type of recasting that brought us 2 Darrins on Bewitched (Dick York, the original was my favorite), 2 Aunt Vivs on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (the 2nd one? Seriously?), or the 2 Beckys on Roseanne (3 changes when you count the one back to the first). Nope, I'm talking about Jackson and his broken arm here.
Now the title makes sense right? Although you're thinking about the TV shows now too right? But back to the topic at hand.
Today was Jackson's appointment. We'd been hoping and praying that the cast could come off. Hoping and praying too, that both broken arms were healing well. So, as it turns out one of the bones has fused back together and is looking great. The other, the one that was completely broken through, is in line but not fully fused. Amy was faced with the option of a 3-week period in a brace or a recasting. She very wisely chose, after discussing with me via the phone, to recast. The thought of keeping a simple brace on a very active 5 (soon to be 6) year old for 3 weeks and hoping and praying that it wouldn't break again was just too daunting. So we went with the recast.
Luckily this time we could go with the waterproof cast! Hallelujah! 4 weeks of bathing a very active 5 (soon to be 6) year old boy with a cast has been exhausting. Lately Jackson has been wanting us to smell the cast, insisting that it stinks. We took his word for it. He found it hilarious. We found it ewwww!
So, here we sit, facing 3 more weeks in a cast. Thank goodness it is waterproof! When all is said and done (hopefully this will be the final casting) we will have had 1 week in a splint and 7 weeks in a cast. The idea of a brace is not off the table though once the casting comes off. Just for added support and strengthening since the break was at the growth plate. But we will cross that bridge when we get to it and I of course will keep you updated. So, thanks for the thoughts and prayers. They are much appreciated and needed. I'll leave you with a picture of Jackson and his new cast, he chose red this time. Also one of the cast he had removed! I'm off to see if Bewitched is on Netflix or Hulu and practice my nose twitch.
All is well, roles recast, in Drosche Land.
|He was bummed at first but pleased with the waterproof status of the new cast!|
|Ewww. Just that. Ewww!|