Father Broke His Fibula

My poor baby

We spent the morning at Kaiser and result - no surgery for now. The doctor thinks that the bone will heal on its own and remold itself. He consulted with the other doctors in the department and they all agreed it is better to wait. The break is approximately 2 inches long. He will recheck it at 3 weeks and 6 weeks. After 6 weeks the top break should have healed just fine. If the bottom doesn't heal due to soft tissue getting in the way, then they will pin that part. He said they could do surgery but most times it isn't successful, so they'd rather wait and see. Father had a new splint cast put on it and can't put any weight whatsoever on the leg.

We are so fortunate we own our business. We will have some adjustments to make since Father won't be able to carry any equipment whatsoever. I will most likely be working the majority of the time, but leaving early and rotate working Saturdays with my technicians. H has agreed to work this Saturday and R the next. James will have to be a bit more helpful and more self sufficient at home and help Father. And Father will have to learn the fine art of internet shopping for Christmas.

Now we just need to figure out how to cover up the cast so he can take a shower.


  1. OUCH! There's no doubt that's broken. Thank goodness, it'll heal. God is good.

  2. Ouch! That looks like a nasty break. On the bright side, that's a fabulous xray photo!

  3. That looks painful.

    I had surgery on my thumb when I broke it. The surgery didn't work (I won't clog your comment box with the story).

    Plastic wrap for this cast. He find baths easier than showers though.


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