Thursday, July 27, 2006

You want me to what?????

The Bear got his casts of on Tuesday! A whole 2 weeks before we thought we'd be done. Right after they took them off, the took a mold of his legs to make the braces from, telling us they would be ready on Friday. Then came the fateful words...

" Until he gets the braces, you must keep him from running, jumping or climbing. Basically, he needs to sit with small spurts of slow walking."

This has to be done, because his ankles are so weak from being in casts so long, too much "exercise" will make them swell up and the braces won't fit. Ok...I get it. But, how do you get a five year old to "sit" and "just walk"??? Not to mention, said five year old, who managed to do all the above in 2 casts for 5 weeks and now feels so good to have them off that he wants to run everywhere?

Yeah...we're having struggles!

8 comments:

peebugg said...

here is the solution...

duct tape for the bear
and
ear plugs for you....

and hey--throw in some valum!!!

GOOD LUCK

Di said...

okay, seriously, that is like...impossible. Maybe you could rent A LOT of movies he likes. Short walks. Go to the movies. geez, good luck!

G.W. Mama said...

Hooray! Bear got his casts off! BOO to the doctors for telling you that you have to keep him from running! Um...he's five...how do you do THAT?! Have an indoor campout--put a blanket on the floor, make a tent and watch movies while you eat popcorn and microwave s'mores (I'll be RIGHT over! LOL)! Good luck! I'll say a BIG prayer for ya'll!!!

SalGal said...

Holy crapoly! Did they give you a generous prescription for xanax and benadryl???

Good luck, sweetie... you're gonna need it!

Bree said...

That would be so hard! Good luck! I was trying to think of some good advice...but all I could think of was to offer him bribes! :) But the movie idea would be good...mix it up with some video games.

Jillian said...

The person who told you to keep Bear from running around has never had children...right???

Feed lots of beans to Cheezweezil and then tell the Bear that, if he sits very still, Daddy will do fart tricks all day. :)

peebugg said...

Did you guys survive the weekend?? how is the "taking it easy" going?

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