This girl!

This girl!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

You did it Sophia!

On Monday afternoon Sophia's cast came off and we could finally put this episode behind us. Her skin was very dry and irritated but nothing that can't be solved with some lotion and TLC. She is very stiff, of course, but she is going to get where she was before the surgery slowly but surely. It's wonderful to see her looking at her legs and rub them while a huge smile appears on her face.
The first thing we did was give Sophia a bath and I don't know who was happier, Sophia for being able to play freely in the tub or me for finally being able to get her really clean and get rid of that stinky smell of 4-week-old cast. She had the time of her life!
 We all had a great night and Sophia was happy to sleep on her belly, which she loves, and woke up very happy. The rest of the week has been good, still adjusting to the feeling of being cast-less and to the stiffness. Sophia has sat on the floor near her tent to play with her toys several times already and even though it is still hard for her to move she loves having all her favorite toys close by so she can choose which one she wants to play with:
So it's over, it's done, and there's no one else to give credit to than Sophia herself. Sure, we had some sleepless nights and she was very heavy to carry because of the cast and of course it was very painful to see her while she was in the hospital, but the one who had to be in pain from the incision, the one who was swollen and uncomfortable was Sophia. The one who could not move wherever she wanted was Sophia, the one who was forced to sleep on her back all night long (her favorite position to sleep is on her belly) was Sophia. The one who had to be in a sweaty and smelly cast for a month was Sophia and not us. And yet, I can count on one hand the amount of times she complained. There were days that Sophia was as happy as anyone can be and that made the whole process a lot easier than we thought it was going to be. Seeing her laughing and being silly like she was assured me that everything was going to be ok.

The surgery was a success in the sense that everything looks exactly like it was intended to and there was no complications during and after the procedure. Now Sophia will get back to crawling and using her walker and hopefully the hip stays in place so Sophia can walk as best as she can. Little by little we are getting back to normal, we are getting back to our routine and to enjoying the beautiful sound of our daughter's laugh, that laugh that is worth all the sacrifices we went through last month. 

1 comment:

  1. Yay! The cast is off! Take every success and appreciate. Sophie sure is a cutie! I miss my daughter being this age. But I don't miss all the roller coaster rides we seemed to go on in trying to help her. :-(