N finally got back on the ice last week and I think it went okay, though he was still sick and at times he had difficulty catching his breath. Despite the fact that his fever has gone down and he's feeling better, he's still not 100%. His appetite is not completely there (he's lost weight-total bummer) and his cough is still pretty severe, especially when he exerts himself. He was a trooper and was glad to see his teammates and be on the ice, but it was probably a little too soon to return, especially to a cold and damp ice rink. On a bright note, it was good for him to get out and about.
With that in mind, it looks like it will take a few more days before he's ready to go full tilt on the ice, which means no games and no strenuous practices. The key here is to get back to good health, and that, unfortunately, means no hockey, but what are you doing to do? I know he's itching to get back into form, but we may have to delay that just a few more days... hopefully.
Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Hamid for the pic.