Just a quick post tonight. I met Vernon for a check-up on his arm at Newport Orthopedic Institute in Irvine. Dr. Leiber couldn’t be there this morning, so we met with his partner, Dr. Adler. Vernon’s brace and bandages have been off for two days in a row—I only assume he finally managed to twist his own way out of them. And his arm looked awful, still swollen and dark with stitches. But the x-ray showed all to be fine and the doctor said his arm looked like it’s healing as expected. (I’d taken a photo but now I don’t have the heart to show it. It looks pretty ghastly.)
I did ask the doctor if he’d be willing to cast it to keep it safe until next week’s check-up, where they are expected to remove the sutures. He obliged, as long as we promised that Vernon wouldn’t be sticking anything down his cast in order to itch it. I couldn’t imagine him getting ahold of anything long and/or sharp, so I assured him he’d be safe. I’m so glad we have it protected for another week. This is a relief indeed. Vernon picked his own color.