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!

3 comments:

Craig, Taryn and our blessings said...

Wow! Those are serious "wires"! I'm glad to hear (read) that his surgery went well. Thanks for keeping your blog updated. Much love and Christmas blessings,
Taryn

bridge said...

I can't believe they just pulled the wires out from in the bones?? I would not have been able to be in the same room!

Terri H-E said...

Ugh. I can relate. They took my Addie's casts off and it was an hour wait before they pulled the pins out. She was so excited to be free of the casts that she tried to crawl with the little pins poking out - over looped carpet! I just about fainted before scooping her up, imagining her pulling her own pins out...