Moving on… I hope!

Tomorrow is Nick’s official post op visit at the RIAO. I don’t know if he’ll see Dr. Standard since it is not a regular clinic day but he’ll see Allison. It was about 3 weeks ago I think that we went on a random Wednesday because Nick started having pain in another area of his leg! He also had patchy, swollen, tender, redness so Allison prescribed and antibiotic. For the leg pain he got a big grey inflatable boot. Very fancy and did the job well.

The redness, swelling and pain on his skin was a bit scary because an infection of the skin could spread to the bone and the plate and if the plate had to be removed we had no idea what would happen. When I asked Allison she said “That’s when Dr. Standard works his magic”.

Ah yes the Dr. Standard magic. Sometimes I just have to take a deep breath and have faith. So far all has been well. The swelling was gone within 24 hours and so was most of the redness. His leg looks great, long and lovely really. He’s happy with homeschooling, making friends, living his life (albeit with a big boot on his leg and a hard splint on his arm) not much more I can ask for. If finally feels like we are actually moving on. I hate to even type it because you never know what the next x-ray will bring but Nick is walking without pain. That’s pretty great in and of itself!

Here’s a photo from this weekend. It was such a joy to be able to do something so simple as go to an amusement park. Watching him have fun was the best thing ever!


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