Wednesday, May 2, 2007

M.C. Who?

Well, it's official. Zoe's torn her MCL. According to Dr. Z, it's a grade two tear, but her meniscus is probably OK, and she definitely didn't do anything to her ACL, so that's good. We'll cancel the MRI we had scheduled for next week with those clowns over at that other hospital, and see if we can't get Zoe off her crutches and down to just wearing her new brace, which is a Mad Max sort of affair with 8 straps, 4 hinges, and some sort of jelly filling.

Her season's over, but we knew that much back almost two weeks ago when it happened.

The other good news: it looks like there won't be any surgery involved, so we dodged all the big bullets. A little rehab, a little physical therapy, maybe some new exercises... she'll be right as rain before next season.


Flannery Alden said...

I hope she gets better ASAP. She'll probably need some TLC PDQ.

Johnny Yen said...

Glad she won't have to have surgery.

Just what the team needed-- even fewer players.

Dale said...

Yikes, that sounds painful but I'm glad she won't need surgery.

deadspot said...

Yeah, sorry about the alphabet soup. I thought about linking everything, and then I didn't.

She's already off her crutches and just using the brace. She used the crutches a little bit that day and then was pretty much done with them. It's been a huge improvement. In about a week, they'll start giving her a little more range of movement, and we'll see how things go from there.

Luckily, the season is almost over and most of the teams make an exception for freshmen who start for the varsity team, so some of them usually help fill out the jv team. Nobody except Mattoon made them play short handed. What a dick.

Unluckily, Zoe's going to miss the post-season tournament. Just when she was going to be able to focus on varsity, she got hurt. Oh well, she got to go last year, and they probably aren't going far this season.

vikkitikkitavi said...

For some reason, I can't comment on the TAL Abu Gahraib post.

I heard the show, too, and it's amazing.

deadspot said...

That was weird. Somehow the comments got turned off for that post. I didn't even know you could do that. It's fixed now.

I think I heard some of the first part of that episode when it first aired. I'm glad I finally got a chance to hear the whole thing.

I finally got around to subscribing to the podcast last week... just in time.