Saturday, April 9, 2011

Update on Jacob's Injury

Jacob and Mommy went to the orthopaedist yesterday for a follow-up to last week's injury, viz. his broken collar bone. The doctor put Jacob through a bunch of "range of motion" tests for his shoulder. Jacob performed satisfactorily. The doctor decided not to x-ray him (thus less exposure to harmful radiation) and said that he could go without the sling for now. He has another appointment in a month where they probably will x-ray his shoulder to make sure everything is okay. Jacob is free to resume regular activities with caution.

Jacob was happy with his doctor's visit. He told me about the room with all the toys. Turns out that is the physical therapy room, filled with balls and exercise equipment. Jacob was allowed to look but not touch any of the equipment. He is looking forward to going back to the orthopaedist next month. I'm looking forward to him returning to normal climbing, running, jumping, and general personal endangerment.

We did get x-rays on CD from the hospital that the doctor looked at. The CD was returned to us. I tried to open up the software on our home computer but it would not work. It would have been cool to post an inside look at Jacob on this blog. Then I thought I'd just take a picture of the CD, only to discover that our digital camera is broken! After several attempts to reset or fix it (the lens won't come out), I guess it's time for a new one. Sorry for the lack of pictures!

P.S. In case you are wondering about the whole orthopedist vs. orthopaedist spelling controversy, check this out.

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