Thursday, September 24, 2009

cross your fingers

A super duper shoulder specialist + a new type of sling + gravity = no surgery for mom.

For now.

Let's hope it works.

13 comments:

Lorimor said...

Fingers and toes crossed.

Mulliga said...

The human body is remarkably good at healing itself. When I broke my elbow, all the orthopedics doc did was take some x-rays, tell me "Yup, that's broken," and had me wear a sling. A couple months later and the arm was back to about 80%. A year and a half later and it's at 90-95%.

Of course, your mother's case looks a lot more serious than mine. Best of luck to her!

Crucis said...

First choice is to always keep your hide intact. As long as possible anyway.

Jay G said...

{fingers crossed for Mom Fallacy...}

DixieLaurel said...

Yay!

Lissa said...

Good luck, Mama Fallacy!!

The Tarquin said...

Wow, I definitely read that as "A super duper shoulder holster".

For a second you had me worried that maybe my shoulder rig isn't super-enough.

Bruce B. said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your Mom. Extend my well wishes to her.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Awesome! Fingers crossed for her - hope it heals well and quickly!

Old NFO said...

That's great news!

Eric said...

And no waiting thanks to ObamaCare not being implemented yet!

doc Russia said...

Okay, let me be the jerk in the group. While I hope that everything works out for your mom, as I often tell residents;
"Hope is not a strategy. Hope is a vacuous political mantra spouted by the inept."
If she has already had failure at non-operative treatment, delays can result in poorer long-term outcomes as a general rule. Malunion and loss of range of motion are the two that leap to mind.
Put an intramedullary nail in it, and be done with it.
At least, that is the mentality of an Emergency doc who likes to "go big or go home."
Still, best of luck.
I sincerely mean it.

Jumblerant said...

Saying a little prayer, crossing fingers - but out of those three things, I only trust gravity!