Thursday, April 20, 2006

After the doctor's visit...

Just got back from the doctor. Here’s what we know…

Both hands – x-rays look really good. The doctor was really pleased and expects a nice recovery. It was kind of gross looking at what they did. And his hands are SO BRUISED. It doesn’t hurt at least, which is good. The doctor removed the stitches from where they operated. That was kind of gross. I won’t go into detail on that.

Left hand – This hand is healing well. Because his broken bone in his thumb is pinned to a bone in his index finder, it needs to be kept completely still. Since that is the case, they put a cast on it. It will be in the cast for 3 weeks. In 3 weeks, we will go back to the doctor, they will x-ray it again, and see how it looks at that point. Chris can’t lift anything with this hand, or get it wet. He can use his other 4 fingers to do things if he wants.

Right hand – Also healing well. Surprisingly, no cast. The doctor just wanted it splinted with a more permanent splint and not a cast. He can use it some and start working on getting some of his mobility back. This means moving his fingers…not doing rehab stuff with a ball. That may come later. Who knows. He can’t lift anything that weighs more than a pound with that hand. We can remove the splint when he takes a shower. His hand can get wet. There is a bandage covering where they made the incision when he had surgery. That can come off in a week.

All in all, it was an encouraging visit. Everything is looking good which is a relief. I think he will go back to work on Monday, and they have given him a note that says that he needs a modified work schedule. He is starting to act more like the usual Chris. Which is nice. So that’s all we know for right now!


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