Well the potty training has been abandonned (days ago but am only getting time to update now). On the second day Lucia hated it even more and was getting really distressed and panicking about even sitting on the potty never mind actually doing anything in it. She ended up holding on for hours as she was too scared to let it go.
So I thought the best thing was just to forget it for the time being and try again in a few weeks. We’re not even talking about it in the hope that we haven’t given her a negative impression.
On the plus side though Lucia coped really well without her compression for that day and a half. However, the wee pet was so traumatised by the whole thing that she didn’t even get to enjoy having her legs out of her garments.
The tape on her foot helped to keep the swelling at bay, her leg was in great shape and the experience has definitely given me more confidence for the next time that she (and I!) will be able to cope ok.
Plus it is nice that my baby isn’t quite ready to be a big girl just yet.