Thursday, March 5, 2009

Version 2.0


On Wednesday, Jon went back to the physical therapist (Brian is his name). He updated Jon's cast a little bit. He added another pulley onto the cast. He now has his middle finger in a pulley and sling. They did this because his middle finger is right next to the damaged index finger. To explain this better- hold out one of your hands and try to move your index finger without moving your middle finger (without trying to hold your hand as stiff as a board). You can't really do it, can you? This new pulley helps relieve the tension and it also helps him to gain more mobility in his middle finger. Brian bent Jon's middle finger towards the palm of his hand and it was the first time his middle finger had been moved since the accident. It was really stiff and painful the first few times. After that- it was a welcomed stretch. Jon's job is still the same- move it ten times an hour. But, now he has to work out his middle finger and straighten out his knuckle on his index finger a few times too. What a rough life! Anyways, here are pictures for your enjoyment.

Here is Jon holding all fingers in like a fist (except for the index)
It's his new trick :-)
"I can point now!" He was really excited... moral victories...


The new sling/holder for his index finger

6 comments:

bethany said...

I hate to admit it, but it kind of sicks me out a little. Crystal you're a good woman since you have to stare at that all day. I'd ask him to go in a different room or something..... :)

Jon said...

Actually every time my left arm gets close to her she cringes and takes a step back.

Crystal said...

not completely true! what would you do if that cast started to come at your face? I don't want to hurt you either. hehe... just remember, when i had foot surgery- I didn't even want to look at it- and it was my own foot! hehe

Clyde J Criddle said...

There used to be a TV series in the '70's called the $6 Million Man. The tag line was something like, "We can re-build him - better, faster, stronger!"

That is quite the apparatus you have on your arm. I bet you get a lot of stares from strangers.

Jon said...

strangers, little kids (who dare each other to see who can get the closest to it)....and random creepy people at walmart who invade your personal bubble. Liiiiitle too close for comfort.

Yeah everyone stares though. I ordered at a Subway in the Wilk (thanks, Leanna!), and the cashier did everything without taking her eyes off my arm, including taking other people's orders

"Eyes up here! I'm up here!"

*amber * cody * chandler* said...

I think it looks cool, not gross! And Chandler thinks it's cool too, I pray that he doesn't accidentally grab it and you hate him forever...