Friday, October 26, 2012

Update on Connor

This morning's x-ray revealed that Connor has started to produce new bone. That is an extremely good thing. Unfortunately, there was a small amount of unfavorable shifting from the last appointment, so the process of the bone magically lining itself up has not yet started. I am not supposed to worry about this yet. The surgeon was happy enough with Connor's progress that we don't have to go back to see him for two weeks, at which point he will be able to tell us when the pins will come out. Connor has not needed Benadryl for a few days, so perhaps we are beyond that phase.

I still panic every time Connor is on an uneven surface or it looks like he's not paying attention to where he's going (something that is surprisingly common). He made it through the school Halloween party and parade today. I considered that a huge accomplishment.

Connor has decided there are a few upsides to having a broken arm. For one, he got a two week reprieve from school. And even though he said he was happy to be back, he definitely enjoyed staying home as well. Also, he's received lots of get well cards and several gifts which he has enjoyed. His class sent him a bunch of balloons which was really sweet. His friend, N, lifts his chair up onto his desk for him at the end of each school day, which Connor appreciates.

He's also learning how to throw a frisbee!


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