I finally learned how to get to the orthopedics department easily. We parked in the parking garage in a handicap space, then Trevor grabbed one of the wheelchairs next to the elevator. I sat down and he wheeled me over to the elevator and up to the sixth floor and right out, a left turn, and then we entered the open double doors of the orthopedics branch of the hospital. That sure beats going all the way through the entire hospital from the front entrance! I just knew there had to be an easier way.
The nurse undid my surgical splint bandages and then took out the staples, all ten. OWWW!!!!! Gosh, my leg looked so gross with all the shedding skin and strange swellings everywhere. My poor toes are swollen into a spread open position. Here's some photos to disgust you with.
I got a little butterfly bandage for each of the staples. Isn't that cute?
They took X rays and the doctor said it was healing up nicely. I was put in a boot and told to start working my heel downwards. Gosh, it hurts!! I can use my foot for balance but not weight, yet. However, that's enough for me. I'm on crutches now. Two more weeks and then I have another doctor's appointment. He told me I'd get to start physical therapy if all is well at that time. Now, I just need to avoid getting an infection.
When I got home tonight, I made a trek, you guessed it, to see my new hoofstock! Trevor and my neighbor, Lisa, of Laughing Orca Ranch, came along for support.
Thenm my son brought food and I found out that they are VERY GREEDY!
I was able to feed them for the first time.
And I got to sneak a pet on the chin of Thelma.
After visiting the alpacas, we made the trip to the barn. Of course!
The horses were neighing at us, even though they'd already had dinner. I'd like to think they were missing me and calling hello. (They probably just wanted the carrots I was holding.)
I did pet Scout too, but, alas, no pictures.
Oh, joyous day! Thanks to Lisa and Trevor for being so supportive and taking pictures.
And, to top it off- I get to take a bath tonight! I just have to be careful not to soak my foot.