Tuesday, July 31, 2012

#177

Elaine was fitted for her splint today. It is quite the contraption. It took about an hour to teach Elaine and Fred how to properly fit it. She wore it today for 10 minutes, three times a day. Tomorrow she will wear it for 15 minutes each time, eventually working her way up to wearing it for 30 minutes each time. It is very uncomfortable but the result should be worth it! They said they have to break through the scar tissue that has formed around it. She has to lay down when she uses it. You can see she lays on a big wood board. They strap her arm in once she feels a stretch and then leave it there for the duration. You can tell she is in agony when she has it one. She was very tired and sore tonight, but that is unfortunately to be expected! It will get worse before it gets better. She will start with a new rehab therapist that specializes in frozen shoulders soon too.


This afternoon, Elaine and Fred went to Christi's final swim meet and then had dinner on the patio with the Francois family. Elaine is such a trooper and continues to amaze and inspire us. The road continues to wind, Elaine continues to fight, and be thankful for her incredible support system of family and friends. We are cautiously optimistic about the future! 

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