DS has been cleared by Ortho Surgeon

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  1. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    For those of you who have sent me and my injured snowboarding cadet DS good wishes, I have great news!

    After 8 weeks of nursing four fractures and a separated shoulder, the doctor has given him a full release to all activities, (including morning PT again).

    Much to me and my DW's chagrin, he is already arranging to resume teaching classes at the ski resort this weekend. ....no jumps at least for a little while though.

    It is amazing to be able to heal like a 20 year old.

    Bubble wrap anyone?
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    With a body like his, who need bubble wrap?
     
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  3. AggieWill

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    That's GREAT NEWS! So happy for your family this turned out well.

    Your original thread became something of a "teachable moment" in our household. My DS was a 1st board scholarship kid this year, and is a big snowboarder (we leave near Mt. Hood in Oregon). I'm happy to say that he took your son's injury to heart....he's still spending time on the mountain, but is being much less "adventurous" with his boarding. I don't think he had fully understood the need to quality when he shows up to campus in the fall....and later the need to excel on the AFPT to secure a good OML slot. I think your sons scare with the injury jolted him, and I've definitely seen a bit more maturity/seriousness when it comes to taking care of himself.
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Thanks @AggieWill,
    The Battalion was very supportive of DS. As others have said here, it is impossible to "wrap 'em in bubble wrap" but it is important to be prudent with risks. I'm glad that my DS's story can illustrate some scary scenarios.

    Given both of our son's are in the West, perhaps they will cross paths at a future training session!
     
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    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    Awesome news!!!!
     
  6. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Thanks, Sheriff!