This post was made in conjunction with Vive Health.
This crazy bipolar North Carolina weather is something else. Yesterday, it was sunny and almost 80° outside. Today, however, it started out as overcast and now is pouring down raining. I feel for poor Gracie. She has a boot, also known as an air cast, for almost four weeks on her foot. And walking in a torrential downpour her foot gets drenched. This is something I know for sure that she doesn’t want to experience ever again.
I know you are probably asking yourself the question, why is Gracie wearing a boot? She did something to her right foot that has caused inflammation in the top of her foot. We aren’t quite sure what she did but after seeing her regular doctor (who we absolutely love and adore and have since Mikaela has been two weeks old) and getting x-rays we were referred to an orthopedic doctor. After meeting with him, we decided to go the more conservative approach and do the boot for four weeks with some prescription strength naproxen.
Okay now that question has been answered, now back to the original reason for this post- a solution to her foot getting soaking wet in the pouring rain. I thought of having her do like we used to do when we were kids and sticking her foot into a bread bag. (My mom and dad always made us do that when it snowed outside, and we wanted to go play in it.) We would put those bread bags on each foot and slide our bread bag feet into our rubber boots and off we would go spending hours playing in the snow. Living in North Carolina we had to enjoy the snow whenever it which happened (which was normally – at least back then – not that often.)
Now can you imagine the crazy look my daughter gave me when I suggested for her to use a bread bag or for that matter a bag from the grocery store. (She looked at me like I had grown four heads. And let’s not forget the eye roll- which she is famous for doing.)
But I finally worked out a solution that was good for both of us. I did manage to get her to use the Leg Cast Protector from Vive Health. Not only were her toes warm and toasty but by the end of the day, she was all smiles. No soaked sock and no stink odor on the car ride home. It was a huge difference from the day before when she came home, and her foot was not only soaked but we rode home with the windows down.
Another mom win for me!!!