Monday, August 20, 2012

Stitches Out!

Went to Kearney today to get stitches out and just a general update:

The skin around the stitches was too moist inside the cast which created a few problems and caused the skin to gap open (just slightly) after the stitches were taken out, so the Dr. used tape to get it back together.  Also the bottom part of the elbow was quite moist and skin was peeling and not as good as the rest but was fairly normal according to the Dr.  He wrapped in heavily in gauze and then put a splint on it with more wrap.  Paula has been in quite a bit of pain since we left and is concerned about the splint (more concerned about the boys hurting it!!)  The cast provided more protection but obviously it needs to breathe more.  So, we will go back and see him next Monday and asses the progress.  As far as info we got;  We go back in a week, depending on how the skin looks, we MAY get a brace instead of a splint.  He would like to get her to slightly start moving the elbow joint with help.  No timetable for therapy or recovery yet.  At this point, Paula can move her fingers about 1", or 1 1/2".  No movement in the thumb or wrist at this point.  Jesus, please help us to trust you as we know that your plan is the greatest.  Glory to You!

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose trust is the Lord.  --Jeremiah 17:23

1 comment:

  1. I love that verse! Keep trusting...each day you're getting closer. Continuing to pray for God's will in this "new normal" of your life. Love you guys!