We're making progress! Today we went back to the Orthopedic surgeon and they removed the external fixative from my sweet mans leg! Oh the freedom! Oh the pain! You must remember that these screws were drilled directly through his heel and into this shin bone! It was excruciating for him. Especially the heel. I felt so helpless and he lay there sucking in his breath and sweat poured out of his body. But finally the rods and screws were out! Hip, hip, hooooooray! The bad news...he still can't bear weight until late November! He was so hoping that he Dr. would say that because the bones were healing so well, which they are, would mean he could start walking sooner. No dice! He still won't be able to put weight on it for another two months! Bummer :-(
But the boot will give him more freedom! He'll be able to sleep on his side for the first time in 7 weeks! That's awesome news! He can take the boot off when he sleeps, even more awesome, and he can now drive!!!! Oh woe is me! Watch out everyone!!!
So here is a picture of him in the boot! Now we have the tensor bandage to deal with for a few more days, but after that...here he comes...Now if they will just let him come back to work! The man is going stir crazy here at home with very little for him to do except watch TV (he doesn't read) and drive me crazy!
Everyone has been so supportive in the updates I've been posting. I can't tell you how much that means to me...to us!