Dominic on the road to recovery

Dominic saw Dr. Stewart, the pediatric orthopedic surgeon, today. Dr. Stewart was very pleased with what he saw. He said the x-ray shows Dominic’s femur is at about 85% of normal. He checked out flexibility and mobility, along with comparing the length of both femurs and said everything checks out just dandy.

Dominic is still crawling, but I guess that’s all right with the good doctor. He goes back for another x-ray on Feb. 13.

Dr. Stewart said we’ve got another three weeks or so of keeping Dominic from running, jumping, climbing, swinging, sliding…all those things two year-olds love to do. He said there’s not much Dominic could do to seriously re-injure himself. Of course, when you consider how he tripped and fell and broke his leg in the first place, I’m not so sure I believe that.

The doctor suggested we work with Dominic on some physical therapy exercises so we plan to tap our neighbor and friend and physical therapist, Mark, for help with that.

Vickey said when they got there Dominic crawled into the corner of the doctor’s examination room and told her, “I scared-ee Dr. Stewart.” I was commenting just the other day about how this experience will probably instill in Dominic a fear of doctors for the rest of his life.


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