Today was Allie's first day with the cast and it got off to a rocky start. The PT greeted us as soon as we showed up and took Allie to put her cast on. The only problem was that it was pinching her elbow and I could hear the screams down the hall. About 15 minutes later, Allie emerged from the room sans class and looking a little like she won.
An OT came out to say that they're going to modify the cast and try again in a little while. Allie spent the first hour doing all sorts of fun things, like playing with a remote control airplane, brushing a My Little Pony's hair, and running up and down the hallway pushing a mini baby stroller.
By then, the cast was fixed and Allie got to play with the therapy dog. The dog's name is Lewis (inexplicably pronounced "Louie") and they gave me his business card. Allie liked him and she got to take him for a walk outside.
One of the OTs that has been following Allie since the beginning was really impressed at how well Allie is doing.
After a busy 3 hours (for Allie, but not for me---I got to just sit in the hallway with wifi and do a work conference call!) she ate a banana in the car with Righty on the way home. She laid down for a little while and then was up for some more Righty action.
We did a lot of painting and coloring. First she painted with a brush, and then colored with markers, and then dot paint. She had a good time.
Then, we went outside and colored on the sidewalk with chalk.
After all the coloring, we went out to dinner with some friends and she ate a hamburger, tater tots, and ice cream all with Righty.
By the end of the night, Righty was looking really tired. She went to bed without a fight and we're excited to start day 2 tomorrow.