Four weeks ago today our hero broke his leg. So it was therefore time to remove the cast and do an x-ray or two to see how things were progressing. Among other things, that was good news because the old cast wasn't smelling so fresh. Removal was a ticklish process but JT was generally amused. So far, so good.
But after the cast came off, his leg hurt. As in, made my boy cry hurt. Probably that was the result of things suddenly feeling very different and the stretching of muscles that had been held in a rigid position for a while. A few x-rays were snapped and then the word came down: things are coming along nicely. Time for a walking cast.
The new cast is to be a little heavier and sturdier than the last. As Dr. T pointed out, "you'll be kind of rough on my cast if the last one is any indication." And the new cast could have a color. JT enjoyed a lollipop and reviewed his options.
He went with a subtle red. Now, in addition to the fact that you can hear him coming from a mile away, you can see him coming as well.