Monday, April 21, 2008


Cast change. Got in and set up. CT got the old cast off and we talked about changes to the cast to improve things. He has an idea for a change and we agreed. He is going to add the little ridge further back on the heel. I think this is a good idea.

WN came in with her ultrasonic toy. Her assistant is....well.....I need to come up with a blog name for her. I told her I was trying to think of one but she didn't offer a suggestion. WNA doesn't seem right. AWN doesn't work either. Will have to give it some serious thought.

WN got to work. Victoria had to talk to the Court during the session. Everyone was quiet, but kept working on Victoria's foot during the call!

After the debrieding, WN measured the wound. It was clearly smaller but....da da...

5.1 x 4.7 x 2.4

It is clearly improving. I haven't posted last weeks photos' and now I have today's too. I will get them up in the next day.

After she was done, we talked about BugN and the infection. She agreed with BugN but understood our position. We talked on several things and we kept her well past the time she should have spent with us. She was great.

She left and CT started on the new cast. The ridge was replaced with a lip. That is the only way to describe the 1/2" tall x 1/4" thick by full width 'lip'. After it dried and Victoria tried walking, it was clear it wasn't going to work as well as planned. he added another 1/2 under the toes and that worked better. But the cast no looks like those platforms Chinese wear?

I am concerned for the hip displacement caused by the height addition. We will see. He had to trim some of the lip off to get it balanced, but Victoria said it is ok.

We were more than two hours in the cast room and were very late to IN for the IV. Once in IN, Victoria said she wanted one of the recliners - normally she takes the IV while still in the wheelchair we use there. Not today. Comfortable chair for her. IV went well. Blood pressure still elevated. We will try an experiment on that this week. Temp ok.

We left at about 5:20 and picked up CJ from Sues. Hot dogs was the choice for dinner, so after getting Victoria settled at home, CJ and I went shopping.

Anyone know where we can get Big Johns beans?

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