But here are a few pictures. Note the progression of happy.
X-ray's show the hip is *still* in place. Good news. The actual cast removal was a bit traumatic, so I'm not posting those pictures. It was loud. She was sad.
But remove it they did, and she has done like, a million times better than I thought. She is ready to go - if only her muscles would cooperate.
She's in a brace 24/7 for the foreseeable future. [Months. Not weeks.] It's extremely important that she remain braced, to allow the hip socket to continue to grow around the ball, and learn it's correct position. So, if you see my kid in a brace that is secured with duct tape...well, just don't call CPS. It's there for a reason.
And if you ask nicely, maybe I'll tell you about Thursday's trip to the zoo, and how smart our kid is.