On April 23, I finally took Tyler to see a podiatrist and got quite a surprise! Let's back up a few days to April 13. We had just left church and Tyler told me his heel hurt really bad. I asked what had happened, and he told me he jumped off a wall. I should have asked what wall, but instead, I imagined a small retaining wall. I just told him he had probably bruised it and lets wait a few days. I thought nothing more about it until April 22. Tyler told me again that his heel hurt and he couldn't put any weight on it. Well that night, he had a belt test in Kyuki-Do, I was watching him closely, and sure enough he favored it the whole time. Also at school they have been training for the Wellsville mile, and he had ran the mile 6 different times!!! Oh my goodness, he must have a high pain tolerance. His mile times were all really good as well. One of them, he ran in under 7 minutes!!!
Back to the doctors visit now. Upon examining Tyler's x-rays, Dr. Rigby says, "Let's get him in a cast and he can't put any weight on his foot for three weeks." WHAT!?!?!?! I was shocked to say the least. I fully expected the doctor to tell me it was in fact a bruise and we would leave with a boot for Tyler to use until his heel felt better. The little stinker had spider climbed up to the top of a building, decided it wasn't that high, let go and landed on cement. That version of the incident was so much different than the one I had originally imagined. Had I known that detail, we would have gone to the doctors on April 14.
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