For the sake of comparison, I thought it might be helpful to eyeball Ryan’s forearm injury side-by-side over time. To me (and the orthopedic surgeon) it seems the smaller-boned radius is mostly healed. Although, the doctor wouldn’t commit to saying it is healed. I clearly see new bone around the injury and the fracture line is no longer apparent.
The larger-boned ulna has yet to join (a “non-union”), but bone is growing out from each end of the break. Eventually, these should meet. By all accounts, this will take four to six more weeks. During this time Ryan will continuously wear a hard splint, keeping his elbow bent at ninety degrees.
I look forward to the day when I will no longer have restrictions on Ryan’s therapy. I conjured up (in my mind) a contraption that will work his legs and arms at the same time (hence, the pulleys already delivered from the wish list). I was really hoping to be using this setup by now, but the x-Rays tell me this is not doable. I suppose this is for the best anyhow, as I can really do it up right when Ryan is transferred to the basement (hopefully by week’s end).
We hired a moving company to move his bed to the lower level. It’s something I might have been able to do myself (and surely with some other men), but there was a risk of voiding the warranty. So, Sue called the bed manufacturer (Hill-Rom) and they put her in touch with a mover. They are scheduled to come Thursday.
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- Ryan Sees Orthopedic Surgeon (ryansrally.org)
- Radiology Reports and Eyes (ryansrally.org)
- Tests Performed at Reston Hospital (ryansrally.org)