Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Big Green- Week 1

So far, I've been amazed at how well Jackson has handled his monstrous cast.  For a kid that I used to call Eeyore (because of his not-so-sunny disposition), it is nothing short of phenomenal. I think he's handling it better than I would.  And for the rest of us, it is an inconvenience, but (1) we've endured much more and (2) when we have to pick him up, 95% of the time he hugs us and tells us he loves us.  Pretty great.

Anyway, today was our first follow up doctor's visit.  So far, so good.  The x-rays showed that the break is still in the right spot and just waiting for the healing!  Surgeon said it would be another 5 weeks in the cast, and then at least a walker for a few weeks, if not a brace too.  We'll know more at that next appointment in 5 weeks.

Yesterday, Jackson went to school just like always, save we now drive him and walk him into school. I chuckled this morning, telling Darren "nothing like an injured birdy to bring out the mothering instincts in the little girls".  Jackson was surrounded by classmates willing to help him this morning. It was so sweet.  As well, the art teacher offered to let Jackson be her helper when it is his PE day.  Also, very sweet. 

1 week (plus) down, 5 more to go.  I hope the next 5 go as smoothly!

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