Thursday, December 20, 2007

Out come the wires

Matt showed his courage again yesterday when the wires were removed from his thumbs. It was a simple procedure that took place in the doctor's office. Matt didn't get anaesthetic, only oral pain-killers. Matt sat on the bed and the surgeon used a pair of pliers (literally) to pull out the wires. He cried a lot at the time, but within ten minutes he was fine. Resilient!

The holes have closed up and this evening Matt had his first bath in 3 and a half weeks. Matt still needs to wear his splints for another 3 weeks.

Look at these loooong things that were in his little hands!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Bandages removed - 3rd December 2007

After Matt's bandages were removed, tiny splints were made for his fingers. We were so impressed with the Occupational Therapist's ability to create these delicate, but sturdy, thumb supports.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Boxing gloves?

Matthew is initially confused by the big bandages on his hands.

However it didn't take him long to adapt and to find ways to still pick-up and play with his favourite toys.