Today was THE day… Shepherd’s last casts came off! We were all so ready, and although he didn’t know it, HE was so ready! He loved having a bath in the kitchen sink while I cooked dinner. After dinner, when his casts had gotten quite a bit softer, I was able to cut them off (much more easily than I did with Jude’s casts!) and even though he protested a bit, I managed to get them off with no tears or blood 😉
He has been wanting to take a bath with Jude for weeks now and finally, tonight he did. He looks SO little next to Jude… his legs are so tiny! As expected, his feet are very sensitive, but he’s already motoring around in his P/M brace with no problem. For the next 2 months his bracing hours are 21 hours/day and then he’ll go down to 16. At 3 months he’ll have recheck in Iowa to see how he’s progressing.
What a day!