I know waterproof casts exist because, unfortunately, Leyna broke her arm on New Year’s Eve.
She fell off the GROUND level of a tree-house at my mom’s and broke both bones in her arm all the way up into her growth plate. Poor punkin.
She’s in a full arm cast for 4 weeks. This one will be replaced tomorrow since her swelling has gone down quite a bit in the last week. And I’m sure Scott will have to draw a “cat-cat” on that one, too.
She’ll be just fine, though. She hardly even notices it anymore, except when she wants to show it off to someone.
The BEST part about this cast is that it’s waterproof.
I put her in a bathtub the other night, and while I didn’t encourage her to get the cast wet, and I tried to keep that from happening, it happened anyway. She submerged it completely.
It dried before she went to sleep. So, that’s life-changing for parents, right? Definitely worth a blog post to let you all know about it.
It seems like a pretty new technology, and I’m sure not all offices offer it, but maybe look into it and ask your pediatrician if they do. I’m 80% sure this is the stuff they used, only because I can’t find anything else on Google.
At our office, I just had to pay an extra $35 to upgrade to this. That seems to be the cost of it from their website. I’m not saying go ahead and buy some to keep just in case if your doctor doesn’t use it… but I’m not saying not to. Though, who knows if they’d actually use a product that you bring in instead of what they keep in the office. I’m sure there’s a potential lawsuit in there somewhere.
Anyway, the extra cost has already paid for itself by giving me a piece of sanity. It’s wonderful not having to worry about getting the thing wet. WON.DER.FUL.
This post is not sponsored in any way. I didn’t get free medical services in exchange for it, although LOL at the thought of that pitch.
Just thought I’d share this glorious new invention with you all. Has your child had a waterproof cast before? I’d love to hear how it functioned long-term.