I have a little boy that has a talipe and we are just coming out of plaster after his surgery in the next week. All Ican say it is tough going for all but will be worth it in the longh run.
Walker has had plaster on since he was two days old and he is coming up to his 6 month milestone.
He had his first surgery at 4 months and I will not lie, it was terrible. Too see your little baby in recovery just breaks your heart but they are so strong...it makes you get strong for them. A little hint if your little one needs surgery, have the bottle ready for recovery and take your own pillow! It helps like you would not believe! We were at our local hospital, the John Hunter and the paediatric nurses are amazing. They made our stay so much easier, even though it was hard.
The therapists are key to making it easier on you and the better the relation your baby and you have with them, the better every thing seems to go. Walker loves seeing his therapist and she treats him lovely! he had to go for a plaster change last week and whilst the plaster was off, i got to see his foot. It looked fantastic and so straight! I cna not wait for 18 October when the plaster comes off for good....
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply as I found the more info I could gather, the more confident I felt.
Just know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, even though at times it s hard to see....
Good luck with it all
Max and Mel NSW