If you haven't read the first part of the story, you may want to start here.
Our appointment went well. Dr. Dobbs confirmed what he suspected when looking at pics and a video I sent him earlier this month. And the casting began pretty much immediately after that.
Let's start with the observation that Dr. Dobbs wears a dark jacket and a hand-tied (yellow) bow tie while applying a plaster cast. Let me tell you in case you've never been around it, that the process of applying a plaster cast is a very messy process. And he's got the skills, personality and bedside manner to back it up. We couldn't feel more confident about the care Jude is getting. Thus the smiles.
First plaster casts are applied.
Then colored casts on top of that. Jude picked blue. Hmmm... I wonder which color he will pick next week!
Tomorrow morning, at o'dark thirty we fly back home. Only to return to St. Louis the following week to remove the casts and repeat the procedure. And the next week. And the next week...
Many thanks to Livy the Unstoppable for several of the pics above!
And thank you so much for all your prayers and good wishes. They are treasured!
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