|Henrik with his magic saw that cuts away the cast but not the leg!|
Getting the plaster cast off has been a big blessing and he's finally adjusting to his Robocop type of cast. He can remove it to shower and sleep and while he's sitting or lying down, but any steps taken must still be supported by the boot. No crutches anymore so that's a big help. We really have appreciated each member of the staff at the hospital. Henrik the cast guy is a wonderful person and all of the Drs. and nurses have been just super.
He wears this one through New Year's and then hopefully he'll be able to begin to rehab. We did find out that another minor surgery awaits him mid-January to remove one of the pins holding the leg together at the moment. They warned us that if he stepped too hard on the foot prematurely, that pin could break inside the leg and we'd be back to square one. Sounds like one of the worst things I could imagine so we're emphasizing BEING CAREFUL!
His progress has been excellent even though he would like to be doing more. He gets around well and while tired at the end of big days, is successfully figuring it out. I know he really misses being able to walk Tanner and I think we'll all be glad when we can resume that activity again.