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Josh's next ortho appointment is at 4:00 today. And to say that Josh is elated over the possibility of getting his cast off for good is an understatement. Last night he announced that if he gets his cast off this afternoon, he's coming straight home, booking it up to our bathroom, and taking a five-hour shower. Bless his heart, the poor guy is so tired of the bath chair!!!
I'll be back with the verdict when we get home. :-)
So we went to the appointment and after yet another round of x-rays, the determination was made.
But I'll let Josh be the one to tell you the news...
Everything the doctor told us was even better than we had hoped for! Not only did Josh get the cast off, but he only has to wear the boot for about three more weeks. AND, he gets to wean himself off of crutches over the next week. You know what that means? Look out folks, because he's going back on the road next Monday!! The doctor said he can take the boot off to sleep, drive, and shower (which made him squeal like a little girl).
Getting the cast off: $0 (after the $1,000 surgery/doctor's copays)
Eating Chipotle for a celebration dinner: $22
Watching "24" when the kids go down: $48/month for satellite
Getting to take a shower tonight: priceless