Friday, March 16, 2007

The word on Thomas...

is that he has a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament) and possibly a tear in the meniscus (connective tissue between the bones of the knee). He is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday and a follow-up with the sports medicine doc after that. He's not in too much pain, thankfully, and is faithfully icing his knee and keeping it elevated. We'll know from the MRI how bad the tear is and whether or not it will require surgery. He will certainly have to wear a brace for a while and he'll get fitted for that next week. I'm still glad we went skiing and he is, too, but I bet he won't be exploring lesser traveled trails through the woods again...but then again, this is Thomas, so I wouldn't bet on that!

5 comments:

Jayne said...

I hope that Thomas is not feeling too badly. In our family the broken bone club is synonymous with becoming a doctor. Our Uncle Johnny broke his arm when he was 3 years old, just before his auntie's wedding and then broke the cast because it was uncomfortable. He is a doctor now and the fact that boys are boys is the same thing that makes them find the answers to the problems in this world. (that is the Walker women's philosophy at least) We have great laughs while we are crying over the pain!Its our way of kissing the boo boos. :)

Kelly said...

Ow, ow, OW!! I hope he doesn't have to have surgery! Good thing football season is over!

Beth said...

I hope he doesn't have to have surgery, too. But if he does, he and Coty can commiserate!

Stacey said...

oh beth...i hate that, but i'm glad you still have no regrets about the trip...we'll be praying that there will be no surgery

Nicole said...

OH NO!! We'll be praying or NO SURGERY!!