is a good number. eliot had a follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon yesterday and he got a clean bill of health! well ok, so the tip of his finger will probably be a bit misshapen, that's where the 0.01% comes in, but i am quite alright with that number. so is eliot. he went to school today with his finger unwrapped. i think we are officially entering the "cool" phase. last night he told me some 4th grade boys asked him if he was "the boy who got bitten by a rattlesnake". after lots of nodding and playing it cool i think he is well established as "awesome" and maybe even "brave". so here we go, hello soccer season!