Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Neverending Story...of Kate's Elbow

Kate started physical therapy this week to work on her range of motion.  It just hasn't been good since she began moving it two weeks post break, so she gets to see a therapist three times a week.

We met her therapist yesterday, and we were there for two hours for evaluation and stretching.  The PT showed me a few new things about our stretching routine.  She also encouraged us to use a toy bowling game and household chores, like unloading the dishwasher, to help Kate naturally extend and flex her muscle.  We are also going to be working with her scar, to decrease her sensitivity and be sure that there aren't and adhesions that keep her from moving freely.

While she is using the splint less at home, we are still to use it to protect her arm when we are out and about. She really wanted a neat cast color and was disappointed she didn't get a cast, so I dyed one of her bandages purple.

Plain bandage into a sink with hot water and purple dye.

Purple arm


KentuckyGam said...

I never would have thought to do that --- you are just so inventive and do such great things for the kiddos!

Jessica @ One Shiny Star said...

That's a great idea! Good job Mama!