After an awesome hour of PT this morning, Oia received her first Botox injections which consisted of two shots in her right calf muscles. It was certainly quick, but not necessarily painless. Within the big picture, although this particular use of Botox is not yet FDA approved, it's common and safe and proven temporarily effective in varying degrees for most CP kiddos. However, to say that I wasn't out of my mind nervous about actually signing my name on the dotted line to permit such a powerful toxin to be injected into my baby would be a absolute lie. I literally prayed while signing.
Oia did as well as I thought she would. She cried yet was so tolerant. After some tears and two cute penguin band aides later, we were on our way home. Once home, Oia took a long lap and woke happy and playful and seemed free of discomfort or pain at the injection sites. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
We've been told it could likely take up to a week to notice any relax in her tone. So, now we wait... and wait... and hope.