As I hinted in my Christmas post I got to spend some quality time with Maddie and Jaime on Christmas Eve at Children’s Hospital while Maddie got her foot checked out.
About six weeks ago she jumped off the top of a slide and had been in pain ever since. She had x-rays taken right after the incident but showed no brake; they put her in a walking boot but she was still having constant pain. After visiting her pediatrician to get it checked out again she was sent to Children’s Hospital to get more x-rays taken…on Christmas Eve! After x-rays were taken a second time she learned her fate of having a Christmas cast.
The doctor was super nice and the nurse willingly let her have a “two color cast” but “only because it was Christmas Eve” – that made Maddie’s day; not to mention happy!
She chose a blue and hot pink striped pattern and was mesmerized watching the cast go from soft gauze like pad to the hard permanent form she would wear for the next three weeks!
Once we got back to the house Maddie couldn’t wait to have the family sign her cast! The only downside was we quickly learned that the blue color was REALLY hard to see. Our big family quickly filled up all the pink stripes in no time! In addition to our family she had Sigurd and SANTA sign it!
Emmalee insisted on signing UNDER Maddie’s cast. Poor Maddie was in pain while Emma slowly signed it, but being the amzing super sister she is let Emma sign right where she wanted to!
If you look closely, Santa had a hard time signing the cast and actually signed in twice because he ran out of room!
Today marks two weeks since she got her cast on and has one more to go. Next week she’ll go back to the doctor, get it reevaluated and either be done or get another cast. *Fingers* crossed she’ll be done; it’s not nearly as cool as she thought it would be!