Thursday, March 12, 2009

Updates on Ryan

Ryan - wiped out after the first day back to school - temporarily residing on the living room pull out sofa for the first two weeks post surgery!

Haven't posted in a while-- busy with work, tall kid on crutches and the rest of life, I guess.

Ryan is now in week 5 of crutches with no weight bearing allowed at all on the knee. He's usually pretty exhausted from traipsing the halls at school - fortunately, teachers kept a copy of each textbook in their rooms for him so he could leave his copy at home, because if you have tried to lift a teenagers backpack lately, you will realize that you need to be a weightlifter. Try putting 3 textbooks in it and you're lifting 50 pounds easily! Can't imagine how many kids will have back issues when they get to be 'old'.

So, onward - he has one more week of non-weight bearing on the knee, and then another 6 weeks with partial weight bearing. Physical therapy is 2x/week. Lots of mom chauffeuring going on!

I have some photos to post - sometime soon.

Meanwhile, out for a run - sunny, still cold, but no wind today so it should be tolerable.


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