I thought I would give a little update on Paul’s ankle injury. As some of you may remember, in the fall Paul completely shattered his ankle and the lower part of his leg. All the bones had to be reconstructed.
It took weeks and weeks on our couch with his leg elevated and then months and months on crutches and in a cast (he was even still in a cast on our trip to San Diego). It was probably one of the most intense times of our lives as a married couple (aside from the birth of children). I was a bit stressed to say the least, as we were just beginning homeschooling and my husband was very seriously injured and needed a lot of assistance to do basic things like shower. Going into the fall/winter season also meant there was much to be taken care of around the house (like leaves, winterizing things, cleaning gutters etc) and I was not used to taking care of all of this on my own. Oh ya, and toss in the fact that Ezra broke his collar bone…yep October to January was an uber stressful few months.
I am so happy that he is now walking and doing great. We are in our homeschool rhythm, Ezra healed extremely quickly (only 4 weeks) and life is looking pretty normal these days!
A couple of weeks ago we even went up to an indoor ice rink to give Paul’s ankle a shot on the ice again. We were all a little nervous as ,like I said, his entire ankle was new, but he was comfortable and enjoyed skating.
Here are the boys in their skates getting ready to take the ice. (please forgive the photos in this post- they are all phone shots)
This last weekend he and his father along with his uncle who lives in Boston met in Chicago to watch their beloved Pittsburg Penguins play. I was so happy he was able to take this trip as I know hockey is something he enjoys so much. Even though he isn’t able to play this year, I am happy he was able to have such a great (and very cold) experience especially coming out of such a horrific injury.
One last picture, here is our newest little ice skater. He was so upset that we had to leave the rink. I think we may have another future hockey player on our hands. He was all over the ice. We were so impressed for such a little guy he was a natural! (This is not comforting to a mother, just sayin’). Look how sad he was as we had to leave the rink.