Broken ankle update

Yesterday was the day of Michael’s hospital check-up on his broken ankle. His appointment was 9.30am and though we expected he would have to wait a while he was seen straight away. The plaster cast was cut off and more x-rays were taken, with the verdict being that although the breaks were healing they weren’t healing as fast as they should be (the fact that he’s been hobbling about on it hasn’t really helped but he wasn’t telling the doctor that!) so rather than another plaster cast he’s been given another boot as it will give more support to the underside of his foot as well as round the ankle itself.
Broken ankle
He said that having the boot strapped up his leg made him look like Robocop (it does a bit, especially when he’s wearing his black jeans) so he asked for another one to make his other leg match but unsurprisingly they wouldn’t give him one. He has to go back for another x-ray in three weeks time, until then he’s to continue with the DVT prevention (his skin is black and blue where he has to inject himself) and rest the ankle as much as possible. So far he hasn’t mentioned going back to Ireland, which he’d originally said he would do after yesterday’s hospital visit, but anything’s possible so I won’t be surprised if he suddenly decides to go, although a recent conversation has me thinking he may consider coming to Norfolk with me next month – I’ll just have to wait and see.
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6 thoughts on “Broken ankle update

  1. That’s quite some boot! I do hope he’ll follow doctor’s orders and rest his ankle for the next few weeks.
    I know boredom sets in but three weeks isn’t long in the scheme of things.

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  2. It’s quite a contraption isn’t it?! The underside of the foot part, especially round the heel, is quite thick and the whole thing looks really cumbersome but it’s actually very lightweight – it does make him look like Robocop though πŸ™‚ I’m planning on going for a long dog walk later today and under normal circumstances he may have come with me, but I think a 4-mile hop would probably take all day πŸ™‚

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  3. I had to hop on crutches when I broke my foot – it really is exhausting. He needs to follow doctor’s orders though, so that the bones set properly. I did, and even so my foot has never been quite the same again. I wish I could go back and not climb over that stupid rope fence …

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  4. He’s resting it as much as he can now – I think maybe having the boot on the first time gave him a false sense of security but now he’s realising that he probably didn’t do himself any favours by going over to Ireland twice in quick succession. If I could tie him to the bed or lock him in his room I would, but then I’d probably get done for child cruelty πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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