Yesterday, Tuesday, we took Jake in to the Orthopaedic Trauma Post Surgical Center at Harborview for the next phase of his treatment for his broken ankle.
We're not sure what took so long, but somewhere along the two and a half long wait we found this photo on Facebook.
The stitches are out and the healing process is coming along well.
An hour or so later, Jake emerged with this.
He didn't know what to expect, but he was hoping for a wrap and a boot. Instead he got a hard cast, but a very fancy one at that! The technician was a Sounders fan and he and Jake talked about soccer as Jake let him get creative.
He says it's a lot lighter than all that stuff he had on before, and he is getting around pretty well, but he can't bear weight on it for four more weeks, so he is still on crutches. That means he is grounded unless someone takes him somewhere where he can mostly sit with his foot up. He put out a request to his friends on Facebook for intervention. He was with us again this afternoon to watch the USA Men's soccer match. Tomorrow we'll take him shopping and help him run some errands.
In the meantime, he has changed his Facebook profile picture:
A friend of his worked some electronic magic.
Ya' gotta' keep a sense of humor about stuff like this.