This blog is dedicated to differently-abled children, particularly those diagnosed with a radial ray defect, hematological issues, Failure to Thrive, developmental delays, microcephaly, cerebellar dysgenesis or cerebral palsy.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Post-surgery report

Emma is home from the hospital, with a hot pink cast and a straight right wrist!

Of course, none of us have slept much lately, because it's difficult for my sweet girl to get comfortable because of the pain in her wrist. Friday night she could only cat-nap for a few minutes at a time, and Daddy and I took turns holding her.

The fingers on her right hand are very swollen and she doesn't want to move them. But her doctor says that's perfectly normal and that we should massage them, gently move them for her, and try to keep her hand elevated above the elbow and above the heart.

I've rigged a sling for her with a cut-up dishcloth, since the sling sent home from the hospital has not been very successful....Emma wiggles out of it very quickly!

Needless to say, I'm so happy that she's home, and that the surgery is over! Now it's time to heal, then it will be time to learn how to use the hand again in it's new position.

More soon....and thanks for the prayers!

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