These are old photographs from two different trips, ones that actually didn’t make the grade for official photos. Both have blue skies and seas that feature in them, but both have an accidental blue foreground image. #julysquares,#blue.
Further updates about Sol! This might be the last one for a few days, I seem to be writing about little else and his week. We had our second opinion appointment yesterday morning, Sol got an immediate referral to see a specialist surgeon the same day. She was in to see the hand specialist in the afternoon, which was amazingly fast.
He explained that she could have had a little local anaesthetic injected on day one and her bone would have been manipulated into place quite easily. As it wasn’t, it’s now sitting at a 45 degree angle and has started to grow new bone so we do not have that as an option anymore.
However the hospital didn’t do wrong per say, because leaving such an injury is also an option that some doctors take (apparently), however as she is 13 and it is her dominant hand someone should have really thought it through better. I am not overly happy about that.
We have three options now, and none are immediate.
Option 1 is to have surgery soon and put a plate in her hand.
Option 2 is to wait till she stops growing and do the surgery in approximately four years.
Option 3 is to do nothing and live with the knuckle deformity, but work and get full movement back.
It is also a thing that Sol seems to be unable to move her fingers and it is preferable that she should. The surgeon has arranged for her to have some occupational therapy sessions with the first one being today.
We don’t have to decide on a surgical option until the 22nd July, and while you might think surgery is the best option that is not necessarily the case. Everything has been explained to me very clearly now and I feel so much happier with this path we are on. The OT sessions will influence our decision on whether to go down the surgical route and we have time to think now.
On a side note, the surgeon said that he hates that some hospitals have adopted this one-stop-shop fracture clinic process, it means the cases like ours get neglected and people like Sol end up unhappy with the outcome. Sol’s injury was an everyday injury too, it’s not like it was something uncommon. He said that one extra appointment would be all that it would take for people to be able to make an informed decision about the correct treatment path.