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Friday, October 3, 2008

Foto-story Friday #18- it's off!


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


These fotos really tell the story without the need of many words:

After 7 weeks of confinement, we get one last shot of the cast before...
she starts to 'cut' it off.  
"What exactly IS that?"  The other gal didn't use one of these guides, I guess she feels more comfortable with it. 
Cody looks more uncomfortable though.
OK, so now it's cut on both sides.....
she uses these nifty spreaders to crack it open.
Cody has earned the right of taking it apart.  She came back with snipers and removed the water-proof padding.
Cody had put baking soda down inside because it was getting kinda {gag, choke} smelly!
She came back and gave the arm a quick scrub down before sending him off for an x-ray.
It looks a bit skinnier than his left arm and kinda funny too.  After the x-rays the Dr. looked em over and said he would now be cast free!  He got all excited until the Doc went on to say:  No sports, no bikes, no stake-boarding no gym for 3 to 4 weeks!  His face fell.  Then Dad said, "Uh, hunting season is coming up....." The Doc said hunting was fine and the smile returned to his face!  After all he is  left handed and he has a brand-new hunting rifle!
He didn't like how it look so he throughly scrubbed it.  When that wasn't up to his liking, he shaved his arm and felt that he finally got it clean!

33 comments:

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Yay no more cast! I remember that saw thing... I thought for sure it would cut me! :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I bet that was a long not so fun summer!! Good luck hunting little man!

Cecily R said...

Woo hoo! That was a long time coming!

I remember my wrist looked really weird to me too when I finally got my cast off...it sort of creeped me out.

Jaina said...

Yay for getting the cast off!

Steph said...

Yay for no more cast! I hope it stays healed for good!
We have had our fair share of cast experiences already....

Melissa said...

There is nothing like getting a cast off. Here's hoping that it continues to heal...and quickly so he can get back to the fun stuff!

Rachel said...

Congratulations -- hope the next couple of weeks fly so he can get back to his activities!

Weeksie50 said...

Whoo Hoo for no more cast..

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh wow, what a long summer. And thank you for sharing these, I have actually never seen this before (fingers crossed I didn't just jinx myself). :)

Working mum said...

Hurrah no more cast. I bet he's relived. Good photo story!

angie said...

I'll bet it felt so weird to have it off!

Mandy said...

We just went through this but with the foot! It does look so funny the different in size. We did the baking powder thing too, didn't work for us, but thankfully he had the boot so I just threw it in the wash, it helped a little. :-)

Bren said...

Yay! Cool that he can still go hunting!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Yay for getting the cast off! I bet he feels much better without it.

Chris said...

I remember that first post about this broken arm -- glad to see that everything healed well. Nice that they could throw that hunting bone to him.

stefanie said...

It must have felt great for him to take it apart himself.

My daughter told me that a kid stuck a pencil down his cast because it itched so much, but the pencil got lost in the cast.

Glad you didn't find any lost items!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Casts . . . only had two amongst five kids -- that was enough! (Ugh!) : )

tommie said...

Yeah no more cast!

Casey's trio said...

I bet that arm was awfully itchy too! He must be thrilled to have it off.

Straight to Your Hart said...

I bet it felt so good to have that cast off!! So glad he can go hunting...

Susan said...

There is nothing like the freedom of having a cast off. Glad he is enjoying that now!
I am sure he is grateful for the opportunity to do some hunting.

Krystyn said...

Hooray for the cast removal. They get stinky soooo quickly. And, the arm looks so different.

I'm glad he's excited about being able to hunt.

Joyce said...

Wow! Great story with pictures. I'm so glad your son at least gets to go hunting with his dad!

Thanks for stopping by my Photostory Friday, too. Yep; baby Carly was enamored with her great grandma. It was something to see!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

What a great story in pictures!!

Glad his arm is healed and he's on the way back to all the things he loves to do!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I remember that feeling after a cast is removed. I also thought my arm looked very different and dehydrated. Glad he's able to use the new rifle.

Robyn said...

Yay for having the cast off and the go ahead to go hunting.

Karin said...

So happy that he is now cast-free! Happy hunting!

lisaschaos said...

Good to get the cast off! We've had some broken bones in our family but so far they've only needed splints and such, no casts. I bet Cody is thrilled that he still gets to hunt!

Amanda D said...

I have had a couple similar experiences! Glad that he is able to hunt still. Good luck!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I hope Cody listens better than my son ever did, he always thought "No skateboarding" meant indoor video snowboarding and jumping on the trampoline were alright.
This was a great idea for a psf, Congrats!

latree said...

I can imagine how happy he is.
mmm... I was thinking how he would scratch if it is itchy inside the cast? isn't it great to be free again?

Laura said...

I am so glad the cast is off. What a trooper!

Debra said...

YEAH it's off!!! I bet he is loving that!!