Thursday, March 8, 2012

In his arm sling at 2 weeks old

     Steven is a few weeks old in the picture. He is wearing his sling to keep his arm from flopping backwards and possibly causing more damage.  From the day he was born, he was able to move his hand and fingers, and occasionally we would see him bend his elbow just a bit.  The first few days, weeks, months were spent just watching him, hoping and praying that we would see some kind of movement.  At this time we did not know if his nerves were just in "shock", stretched, or severed. We hoped for the best but prepared ourselves for the worst. Any of the outcomes can mean that nerve surgery is necessary to repair his nerves, but the more severe the injury, the more invasive the surgery. 

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