Just a quick little update to say that Ethan's first surgery went well and he is doing fine, resting at home on the couch, lamenting the fact that we have so many stairs in our house.
The doctors found a little more damage in some areas, what was expected in other areas, but overall it went just as planned. Next one will either be in early July or in mid September (depending on the length of his weight-bearing restrictions--we are going to Hawaii in September and he is NOT going to go on crutches or with any water restrictions!). Trying to get both done in 2008 so it is on one year of copays for our insurance.
Ethan is quickly getting a hang of crutch use, and now has all the goodies he will need for his second surgery. We have a cool special ice bag for his knee with a sorta automatic re-cooling system to keep the bag full of icy cold water. And we now know what kind of pain meds to ask for next time.
So. We are now accepting all good vibes and happy karma sent our way for a speedy recovery and no falling off his crutches.