Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A trip with Nephi to the Fracture Clinic today...

The first thing that had to happen today was get the big full leg cast off. Nephi was a little apprehensive about the saw. The nurse was explaining that it wouldn't cut him - just the fiberglass cast.

She had these really neat reversable pliers that separated where she cut.
The top half of the cast is now gone! Look at all that padding!
Nephi really has a leg under all that! The dead skin flaking wasn't too bad. Almost non-existant.
The nurse had me wipe down his leg with alcohol before the new cast and x-rays. Nephi liked it at first and then it itched really bad.
I circled where the spiral break was and drew two lines to where the fractures are. They are barely visible. They have healed tons in the past 4 weeks.
Putting on the "cast sock" for the new cast.
Then comes the padding.
Nephi chose a light blue cast this time.
Hooray - it only comes to just below the knee!
The nurse just added the second layer of cast and is smoothing it out.
After it dried - time to go home!


Meg said...

YAY Nephi! Tell him I want to sign his cast! HAHAHAHAHA!

Millie said...

WOW. I wasn't around when they casted Carter's arm, either time, so that is very interesting.

I'm also wondering how you put his clothes on over that huge cast! Good grief! Poor mom!

Candace said...

The cast actually isn't so big that it interfers with putting clothes on! His leg actually had lots of room with jeans, church pants and of course - shorts. Going to the bathroom was sometimes a problem as the cast went up his whole leg.

Eileen said...

oh my goodness. he is such the cute little munchkin in those glasses, that shirt and that cast. i hope the next interlude goes well - and he adapts well to the smaller cast. i also hope he doesn't figure out that the smaller cast means he can chase his brothers much faster again :-) hugs...ellie

Michelle said...

Those are great pictures that you captured, and an interesting process!:)

I missed how Nephi broke his leg. What happened?

Candace said...

Hey Michelle!
Nephi was climbing the doorframe of his bedroom door. His favorite hobby. He climbs and jumps. Well - he was all the way up near the ceiling and jumped pretty far. When he landed the left leg got twisted under him. Hence the spiral fracture. He won't say it's not something he wouldn't do anymore.

Andrea said...

Ouchies! That was quite a break!

Yay for a shorter cast! Those things are heavy, so having half as much cast must make Nephi feel like it's as light as air. LOL!

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!