Our son Matt has brought such joy to us and through him we have learnt so many things about ourselves and life. He has a rare genetic syndrome called Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. This blog is where we process the things we have learnt, where we share our challenges and pains, and where we celebrate small victories.
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!