Today was a special day. Ben was visited by his class at Bloorview. As you can see, his cast is off. It came off on Thursday, but was not quite the happy occasion we expected. First, Ben decided he didn't want the cast to come off. His intuition was good, because when his leg was finally freed it began to spasm, which is common when a limb has been immobilized for so long. He had a painful weekend with both legs "jumping" around, but last night he had his first good night's sleep in weeks. This morning he insisted on getting right into his chair and wanted to know when he could walk. Later he did stand with his physiotherapist, though he wouldn't put his left foot down flat. For the next few days he'll be practising standing, and hopefully then taking a few steps. The surgeon said it will be a slow process. I never knew how many hurdles there were to jump post-surgery. I'm proud of him.