October 29, 2010

My Husband Hugh, 3 Months & 10 Days in Hospital, Home now.

Hugh did great in surgery yesterday. They did the shoulder manipulation, no problems, but the doctor didn't get as much as "range of motion" as he hoped. If he pulled on it too much, he could have broke it. He will have acute/aggressive physical therapy 3 times a week on it for 4 weeks to keep it "loosened" up and strengthening. He has little pain, and doing very well. He has home exercises he has to do at home too.
As for the pelvis, 2 very long screws were removed, one was 6 inches, the other 4 inches with only one small incision on his rear hip area. Yes, these came out of his pelvis, and many more remain! The reason these 2 were removed are in HOPES they might have been causing some of the nerve problems, time will tell.

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1 comment:

Suzi Kressler said...

I didn't fall off the radar, just reading not responding- Caregiving is a full time job as YOU know.
What a great photo of Hugh, just recently posted. Here's hoping that more screws, plates & hardware come out instead of staying in! What a journey these months have been for you and your family. You've been an inspiration to anyone who's been reading.
I hope REALLY HOPE time, therapy & all the support Huge is getting will end up with a good outcome.
You are one to know! Love, Suz

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