This rotator cuff surgery has been tough on Dave. He is used to being on the go at work, running around with the kids and doing stuff around the house. But as those of you who’ve gone through procedures with longer healing know, it takes time. Already he has been trying to wean himself off the pain killers, something the physical therapist told him today is not necessary since it hasn’t been a week since his overnight stay in the hospital. She also discovered doctor’s orders include no strengthening exercises involving his repaired shoulder for 12 weeks, adding most patients only have to wait 6-8. That confirmed what I thought based on his uncomfortability level–that it was a bad tear. Plus he had a bone spur that had to be removed. Thankfully his range of motion is good and he is making progress. I suck at being a nurse. Have I mentioned that? I forgot to help him with his seatbelt a couple times, so he just didn’t wear one. Not good. And I am going too fast when assisting on the arm exercises we’re supposed to do 3 times a day. Poor guy!
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 56
This post was written by Tara on February 5, 2013