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It may only seem like five minutes ago since they went back to school after Chistmas, but February half-term is almost here and before you know it, the kids will be off school and needing to be entertained! Although the kids are no doubt delighted to be off, sometimes parents can be daunted – especially with an injured child – at the prospect of trying to find something different for them to do every day. Here are some different ideas, for different budgets. Film Marathons
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day to show your appreciation and affection for your significant other, and often exchange gifts and cards. Some people even go the extra mile and make the present themselves, just to show their partner how much they care. Here at LimbO HQ, we understand that if you’re wearing a cast, it’s not always that easy to get DIYing. We’ve put together some easy craft ideas for Valentine’s, so you can still show that special person how much you love them. Pucker up balloons
Your child has been wearing a cast for what seems like forever, and it’s finally time for them to have it removed. Hooray! While it’s certainly a welcome relief, and your child is probably very excited about the prospect too, there are some things to take into consideration about life after a cast has been removed.
If you have a diabetic foot ulcer, you should talk to your healthcare professional about the best way to care for it to help it heal as quickly as possible. The healthcare professional should check the size and look for signs of infection or other problems, so the ulcer does not get worse and lead to further complications. These steps will help you treat the ulcer, but treatment depends on how severe the ulcer is. Make sure you always speak to your doctor about the best course of action.
When you break a bone, or have a serious injury or wound that breaks the skin, it’s necessary to wear a cast to protect the area or the limb affected. The cast allows broken bones to set and heal, or skin to repair whilst it is protected. Wherever you have a cast, whether it’s on your arm, your hand, your foot or your leg, there are some dos and don’ts when it comes to cast maintenance, that will ensure you get the best of an unfortunate situation! Don’t: