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Brachial Plexus (Erb's Palsy) Surgery??

My son is  17 months and was born with Erb's palsy due to complications at birth. He will be having surgery at Shriners Hospital in Philly in 2 weeks. I am feeling very overwehlmed and nervous about it. He has to have an  Anterior Capsule Release surgery in his shoulder. I am trying to connect with any other parents out there that has been through this surgery or this type of injury. He will be in a partial body cast around his tummy with arm bar and arm cast out to the side like the statue of liberty  for about 4 weeks followed by a brace for another 4 weeks and I would like to know if anyone has any tips on dealing with a 17 month old in a cast. Any insight or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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