Some of you may remember that Timmy broke his elbow back in Sept. We first reported about in a weekly report HERE, and then an update Here. And we shared little tidbits about Physical Therapy & Dr. appoints here in there in other Weekly Reports.
As of last week, we now know that physical therapy isn't working as they had hoped. He just is unable to turn his left hand upright. The Dr. feels that his bones grew together in the healing process and that is what is stopping him from turning his palm upright. Dr. called it, Heterotopic Ossification. He thinks surgery is the next step.
Things we take for granted that Timmy can't do right now is:
* Hold a handful of M&M's (or anything in his hand). He can hold maybe 3 M&M's max and that is with a lot of effort.
* Opening car doors with his left hand is very hard, unless he turns his body sideways.
* Tying his shoes laces is a lot harder
Timmy took a Cat Scan on Wednesday (11-21-07), and we will find out the results this Thursday (11-29-07). We are both anxious to see the 3-D image of his arm and find out what the next step is.
Please pray for: Dr.'s Wisdom, quick healing of his arm, and peace for us all (ok mommy a little more than dad at the moment), especially for Timmy if the next step is indeed surgery.
Timmy has been such a trooper through all of this, very little complaining at all from him, does his physical therapy exercise w/o any argument, etc. I am very proud of him.
Last week was a busy week for us and we only schooled Monday and Tuesday. Between Dr. Appointments, Cat Scan, and Physical Therapy Monday-Wednesday for Mr. Timothy school for 3 days was hard to get accomplished.
We did start a new writing program for Timmy called Writing Tales Level 1. WE (ok mom is a little over excited about the program), love this program. It is easy to implement, easy for Timmy to do, and very engaging. Here are some pictures of his completed work from this curriculum:
We did basics for everything else and there isn't anything really to share, except for a picture from one of our school days this week!