Also, we have a new occupational therapist that comes to our home for Asher's arm.
She suggested that we see a specialist.
Isn't that what we were seeing at Shriner's?
I guess not.
She said I should call the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
We are familiar with that hospital.
He's been there two other times for ear, nose and throat, and for his jaundice.
We have always taken the grape elevator.
and this time we will again.
I called today.
There is one doctor that specializes in brachial plexus injuries.
She is there once a month and that day for this month is tomorrow.
Don't know why this has switched to italics and it won't fix.
Anyway, the OT was saying that there is a limited amount of time to get good results from treatment
up until about 18 mo.
I wanted to get him in ASAP
so tomorrow we have an early appointment and have to drive two hours to get there.
It is possible that Asher will have to have surgery.
The muscles in his shoulder are just not developing.
I guess with going to see the specialist they can see where the nerve injury is and if there is any way
to repair it.
Asher has hit a plateau with very little improvement seen in the last few months.
I'm glad we are seeing this new therapist with her ideas.
I do love Shriners 's (I think)
but I'm wondering what in the world they were doing all this time.
You can see the difference in his shoulders.
I hope tomorrow goes well with good news.
Also, I'm not scared or nervous. I know everything will work out the way it's suppose to.