We had our appointment this morning to change out baby girls casts. We were hopeful that today would be the end of casting... but it looks like one more week is our destiny. Her feet aren't quite in the "L" shape yet. Fingers crossed that this is the last week!
They used the buzz saw today to remove the casts. We had brought our own tools to the clinic
to remove it ourselves like we did last week at home, but they wouldn't let us do it. Too much of a "liability." I didn't get any photos of them removing the casts as I was too busy comforting our screaming child. :( It is very loud and scary!
Once the casts were removed the technician discovered that our daughter has some raw skin under her knee from it being skin on skin with no air for solong. She tucked some extra cotton into the fold this week
to help keep it dry and allow for some airflow.
She has certainly gained some noticeable weight this week. We weighed her between castings and she was 8 pounds 8 ounces (she was 7 pounds 3 ounces at birth 3 weeks ago). Check out the crease where the cast used to be! Ha! From the thigh to feet she is still a newborn as the casting doesn't allow her to grow, so the fat just stops at the point of the cast.
FYI - The orange/yellow stuff on her legs is glue.