But the funny thing was that he handled the cast removal process much less courageously! Pete took him for the appointment and we knew Miles was scared to see what his arm would look like after the cast came off -- because we had warned him the skin might seem a little funny. He was convinced it would be purple or green or something else awful (even though we kept reassuring him it wouldn't!).
So the doctor took off the cast and then they had to walk down to a room to x-ray the arm. All the way down to the room and back, Miles refused to open his eyes. They had to guide him like a blind man! Then when he came back to the room to wait for the doctor, he would only do this:
Very zen, but also very irrational.
It took several hours for him to finally feel comfortable with his arm without the cast. He was quite relieved, actually, when the doctor told him he had to wear a brace for a few more weeks since the bones weren't all the way healed. When we tried to wash his hand/arm for the first time, he cried and cried and cried -- way more than when he broke it!
But still, we are very proud of our little man. All month with the cast, he has maintained his independence, finding ways to get dressed, do his school work, etc., all more than we would have required or expected.
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We love our little, strong, independent guy!