Victoria

Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Simon's progress

the Dr who saw simon today was the same one who had put in and subsequently removed the screw. He seemed a bit put out that Simon wasn't running yet - espcially that he was still using the zimmer. He thought that simon should move on to crutches. We waited for an hour to see a physio who agreed with me that crutches mightn't give Simon any more confidence with walking because he would need to balance with them. At least if he places the frame ahead of him he can use his foot with the confidence that if he should wobble because of the weakness in the left leg, he wouldn't fall over. The physio we saw today gave a list of excercises and some principled guidance about quantity and frequency of doing them. He will now to wait for an outpatients appt for a physio and then another appt. at the fracture clinic which should be the last he will need (at the start of Jan).
Lucy's home on Weds (hooorrraaay!!!!!). Philip did brilliantly at his electrical exam and is all set to be a registered electrician in the near future. It was strange to have Timothy doing about exam number 45 and Philip doing exam number 1, on the same day!! They are going out to dinner to celebrate tonight (I think!).
Everything else is fine here, though it is sad to consider how much schoolwork has been disrupted by all the medical issues we have had in recent months.
Next Monday we head off for Switzerland, which is exciting.

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