Monday, July 30, 2012
Just screw it!
Update on DH...
Surgery happened on July 17th, he got a plate and 6 screws, plus stitches! All went well and he spent the next 10 days immobilized in a fancy arm sling. At the followup they took the xray above, said it looked good and not to use the shoulder at all beyond letting it hang free sometimes, plus lower arm exercises, no force and no lifting above the head and keep wearing the sling. We go back in 4 weeks.
This is basically what was done: http://radiology.casereports.net/index.php/rcr/article/viewArticle/325/639
It also talks about why the device has to be removed, basically it impinges on the joint and can cause arthritis or other fractures. Hoping for removal in 3 to 4 months.
Basically, we're settling in to a new normal. We did half days back at work last week, and are going to attempt full days this week. Yippee!