Scooter had a spiral break to his right tibia after a playground accident at school in the beginning of May.
We saw a wonderful pediatric orthopedic specialist and Scooter got a full leg cast on for 3 weeks.
After 3 weeks Scooter had x-rays and had the option of getting a shorter cast on. He took that option. He'll have the short cast for 3 weeks and then get more x-rays. If all looks well, he'll be able to get a removable cast for a short time.
We've learned a few things about legs casts. It's different for every child, depending on the age and personality. So our experience with a cast may or may not be similar to someone else.
The first few days I slept in Scooter's room to comfort him and give him his pain medication. There were lots of hugs and prayers.
While the full leg cast was on, I made some spants for Scooter to wear. It kept his bare leg warm, but helped keep the cast cool. And when we were at home, he sat around in his underwear. When the weather got warmer Scooter would wear loose shorts.
Crutches are hard for kids, so Scooter got a walker. He used it more and more as his leg started to heal. Eventually Scooter was walking around on his long cast without the walker. You can see how the toe of his cast got a little beat up from that.