Ethan is walking - no boots, no casts

The doctor released him to walk in shoes with his braces for 4 more weeks.  The doctor said that Ethan is about 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  That he had really taken the time to allow his tendons to heal properly.  Ethan is on restricted activity for the 4 weeks but if all goes well, he will be released for full activity on October 10th.  The doctor said that he does feel some thickening on both tendons with areas of softness which meant that the area hasn’t quite healed, but no concern.  After the 4 weeks, he may put Ethan in night splints but unlikely (still an option).  So, after the doctor visit, we went to buy Ethan some shoes (Under Armour) and when Ethan put them on, the first thing he said was, “I can’t stand because my ankles are bending.”  He said it so matter-of-factly.  He has flexibility now and has NOT put those boots back on.  Over the next 4 weeks, we are going to work on walking and endurance while walking.  He is walking with still knees (but I think it’s more of him protecting his legs).  After the 4 weeks, that’s when we will see if this whole ordeal paid off.  We will put him into some kind of therapy (doctor doesn’t think he needs it), so we will do it on our own.  So far, very pleased.

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