After one week with a cast, Abby is adjusting very well. For the first few days, she would not move her arm at all. Now, she is knocking it into everything. Her accuracy isn't great, but she's making it work. Unfortunately, she puts her hand to her mouth and her forehead a lot, especially when she is tired. The cast is pretty heavy and rough-not something you want to hit yourself in the face with. We have covered with with mittens and socks to make it softer, and tuck it in at night to prevent her from tapping her head in her sleep. Other than that, it doesn't seem to be bothering her too much.
Abby stayed home from school today because she was up A LOT last night. I'm not sure what the deal was, but she was very restless. When she doesn't sleep much at night, I don't send her to school the next day. It seems like we just can't get back into a routine. I don't think she has been to school more than 1-2 days a week since December. That's probably why she's been more upset at school lately.
Today I babysat, so she got to hang out with her cousin and a few friends. Even though Abby does not interact with other kids in a typical way, I can tell she enjoys their company, especially at our house (where she is most comfortable). When I can facilitate games with everyone, she interacts and is so happy. She gets a kick out of Ring Around the Rosie.
The kids played Pretty Pretty Princess. It's fitting that Abby chose to be the purple princess, to match her cast and glasses I'm sure.