Andrew, our finger-surgery boy, graduated to a splint in July.
Evenings involved therapeutic finger exercises with Dad--not the highlight of Andrew's summer routine. (The first photo displays Andrew's concern with the removal of the splint. He got pretty good after a while at slipping it on and off himself.) The second photo (complete with black fingernail) shows Joe helping Andrew do the exercises.
Post-surgery, Andrew his developed this great relationship with his orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Tueting. The two of them have become buddies, and Dr. Tueting has invited Andrew to bring his plastic light sabers into the office at his next post-op appointment, so they can have a mock duel.