As you all may know, Caitlyn’s been in a cast for the past (almost) three weeks due to a hairline fracture in her left foot.
We’d headed over to the Fountains for a street fair on a Friday evening. We found one of those bounce house obstacle courses and Caty was super excited to go through it. She’d made it through to the big slide at the end. She was coming down the slide feet first on her tummy and halfway down she turned to look at me. With this, her whole body started turning and her foot caught on the side of the slide. She came down crying, saying that she couldn’t step on it. So we headed home and iced it before bed. She wasn’t complaining about pain anymore so off to bed she went. She woke up with it still hurting so we luckily got an appointment for early in the day and off to Kaiser we went. Xray’s confirmed that she had a hairline fracture in her foot. They half casted it, wrapped it with an ace bandage and sent us home.
Monday came along and I had been told on Saturday that orthopedics would be calling and setting up an appointment. I hadn’t heard from them by 10 that morning, so I gave them a call myself. The earliest appointment was Wednesday afternoon. I asked “there’s no way you can get us in today? She’s starting Kindergarten tomorrow.” Nope, sorry.
So Tuesday morning she headed off to her first day of Kindergarten. When we dropped her off, we didn’t know what to expect because she hadn’t walked on her foot at all since Friday. Low and behold, she came hobbling out of class on her own at the end of the day. We were very surprised but happy that she was able to get around.
Same deal on Wednesday.
Wednesday after school we headed to Kaiser to get rid of her half cast and get a nice new one on.
Of course she chose bright pink
She has loved having everyone sign it and let me tell you, it’s FULL!!
We head back to Kaiser tomorrow, where they will remove the cast and HOPEFULLY not put a new one on. I’ll keep you posted.