Most parents love the moment when their babies are born and they get to count all 10 fingers and toes. They have picture frames and cute little things that say 10 fingers and toes all over them and kids’ books that talk about them all the time…trust me, I know. Several unknowing people gave us these gifts before CA was born. They didn’t mean anything hurtful and didn’t know that she wouldn’t have them at birth. I quickly threw them away and haven’t thought of them since.Tonight, for the very first time, I got to count my daughter’s 10 fingers and 10 toes! It has been a long are difficult road for all of us, but we made it and have these beautiful digits to show for all the pain she endured and stress we went through. Her life will be so much easier now and she will be able to do so much more. Not the least of which is wear rings
These photos are graphic and raw. As they heal, they will look so much better, but I know there are so many people dying for a peek!
We unravel the casts ourselves and under them is gauze and wrappings to keep them covered as they heal during the 3 weeks of casting.
After unraveling the casting, we soak her in the tub to loosen the dried bandages. We have to be super careful not to pull the gauze and hurt her skin grafts.
She was playing with toys immediately and licking each finger in wonder!
Here are all the new digits and comparisons from beginning to end.
It’s truly amazing and hasn’t completely set in our brains. We can’t wait to watch her grow and learn using her new hands and feet!