May is here, hopefully some good news will come with some nice spring weather! It is still a little cold out today though! I just wanted to give a quick physical therapy update. Jacob has been going to therapy since after his surgery. We have been trying to make 2x a week. Jacob's therapist's name is Melanie. She has been unbelievable working with him. She has a tremendous amount of patience with him. We couldn't of got a better match for him. He really likes her and I think he enjoys teasing her. When he started with Melanie his leg was pretty stiff from the surgery. He couldn't even do a rotation on the bicycle. His progress up until today has been wonderful. I think it was a great idea to start him on the splint too. His leg is looking pretty straight tonight. If he could just retrain his leg to walk normally I think he would be there. He still is walking with the knee bent. His quad muscle shows that. So much atrophy has taken place. I am hoping by the next time we see the Rheumatologist he will hopefully have enough improvement that he doesn't need the cortisone injection. I think the knee is a little less hot tonight too. The only other thing is that he has been complaining about his fingers hurting. They are sore on both hands. I am hoping the indocin will help them. So much medication, but if it works it will be very worth it. p.s. cross your fingers... no coughing for two days!!!!
Happy JA Awareness Month
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