Thursday, April 17, 2008

9 1/2 MONTHS

Isn't that the name of a movie??? Well...that's how long it has taken for Doug to fully recover. That's right, we are DONE! He was released from physical therapy yesterday. No more 3 days a week for hours on end. He is good. He still has to do some stuff at home for his shoulder and hand but he is feeling back to normal. At least, the new normal. I was supposed to post this picture back when Doug had the surgery on his hand, but I never did. I worried that it would be too disturbing, but eh, it is disturbing and here it is, the picture of his hand with stitches and then a recent picture of his hand. The scars have gone down a bit, but this is probably what it will always look like. He's definitely walked away with his fair share of scars; the hand, arm, shoulder, the HEAD...but we are just so grateful that's all. He has worked SO hard through all of the physical therapy and surgeries. I am so proud of him and amazed by his strength and endurance through so much pain. We have been so blessed.
that little spot is where the glass was removed and the other...well, that's the area where the hand was crushed and they cleaned up the scar tissue to get back some range of motion. It worked pretty well.


Linde said...

Miracles...So Happy for you all! It has been a long time. You are a great little family and I am glad that it is finally over!

Meaghan said...

I'm so glad he's done and you can get back to life. His hand doesn't look bad at all!

Stephanie said...

Glad that things are getting back to normal. It looks so painful. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Cammie said...

Those are some serious stitches and I'm glad things are getting better for him.