Post-op Day 3

Dec. 2, 2016 10:51 p.m.

Today was probably the most exhausting day Ryan has had since his surgery on Tuesday.

When I returned from my run this morning everyone was still asleep.

By the time I went upstairs to clean up and back down to start breakfast, Ryan sat on the couch with a huge grin on his face.

“Why haven’t you fixed your breakfast,” I asked.

“I don’t know,” he replied with a shrug of the shoulders.

He got up and walked over to the freezer and grabbed the box of waffles. He put two in the toaster and then fixed himself a bowl of cereal.

Ryan sat at the table with me as we ate.

Ryan ventured outside for the first time since his surgery. He had speech therapy at Center Grove Middle School North in the early afternoon.

I got home from work, he was sitting on the couch with his foot elevated and the ice pack on it. The nurse told us for this first week to make sure we kept an ice pack on his ankle as much as possible.

After dinner, he made a couple of more laps around the first floor of our house. He’s walking about as normal as one could expect with a heavily bandage foot and shoe. As he walked around the house he held on to Sarah the Dolphin.

Tonight also meant he had to miss going to his youth group. It is something he looks forward to every Friday night. Although he went to speech therapy today the chances of someone running into his toe or the bandage somehow getting wet are too high to consider letting him go.

He was bummed as Luke changed his clothes after cleaning the kitchen. I took Luke and then “geeked  out” at Barnes and Noble. I looked around at Christmas gifts for Wendy and the boys. The boys and I still need to find a day to go shopping.

We usually make a day of it going shopping for Wendy, having lunch and snacking in between stores before finally going home for the day. It’s always an interesting day especially when we run into family and friends, including those we haven’t seen in a long time.

Of course, we’ll wait until Ryan’s able to wear a regular shoe.

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