Sawyer’s hand visit

February 2, 2012 § 2 Comments

After a crazy morning, we finally made it down to Shriners. They needed a new x-ray of his hand. According to Brian it went much smoother than the first x-rays he had when he was 2 days old. The waiting room was very empty so we were brought back after about 5 minutes of waiting, normally it takes around an hour.

We did, however, have to wait a while for the doctor, so Brian decided to pass the time by singing “Running With the Devil” in the highest voice he could.

His doctor said that he will most likely leave his hand the way it is. He could remove the middle finger ( which is fused to the ring finger) so he could have two normal looking fingers, and that will make it easier for him to grab stuff. He said he would do this in a couple years.

Sawyer will be given a glove with a thumb stuck in the grabbing position so he can ride a bike, easily pick things up and eventually hold the steering wheel.

Maybe one day we’ll be able to get him a Star Wars prosthesis. How cool would that be?!

We go back in 6 months to check things out again. By that time he will have a brand new foot and hopefully we’ll be able to keep him in one place long enough for them to look at his hand.

In other good news, Sawyer is pulling himself up and pushing himself up to sit. Also, in our biased opinion.. he’s still the coolest kid ever.

Good look at his hand

Until next time!

Thanks for reading!


§ 2 Responses to Sawyer’s hand visit

  • Darlene Rizo says:

    I’m so glad that things went well at Shriners Hospital! It sounds like you have really great plans to help Sawyer adjust to his ever changing environment. I think he is a very beautiful baby, with exceptionally awesome parents!
    Please keep us posted.
    Take care

  • Angie Womack says:

    So glad the visit went well. Sounds like they have good plans for his hand and leg. I think he is a very determined little boy and have no doubt that these small set backs will not set him back. Look how determined he is already…..He is a little go getter! And yes I am biased too but I think he is the cutest little go getter I have seen!! And I work with babies everyday! Believe me…none cuter:)

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