Surprisingly, it has not been that hard.
|Happily perched on his favorite branch!|
Alan has been a trooper. The first day he kept telling us "clean up" and "take off" and "help" and holding out his arm. But then he sort of resigned himself to the thing. We actually have not heard any requests for the cast to come off in at least a week -- which is pretty amazing really.
|Climbing with the cast|
We kept him inside for 11 days with constant pestering for "outside" and "climb tree". Finally on Friday we relented and let him climb but told him that he had to climb down instead of jumping.
This worked for about an hour before he decided to go for it and get that sensory feedback that he craves from jumping.
School tells us pretty much the same thing. He has been an amazingly good sport about the whole process.
But today I get to call and schedule the removal of that darn thing! And then I will probably start counting the days ...