|Week 4 Leg Inspection|
|Good Flexibility, Clean Pin Sites!|
|Taj Being as Obstinate as He Can Be|
We had a chance to look at the X-rays in the office. I have posted these to Taj's Monthly Radiograph Progress page. Cartilage callus formation is starting to form in between some of the fracture sites (it looks like a "cloudy blob" for lack of a better term). This is good news! The break doesn't look any worse, it looks slightly better; everything is still aligned as it should be. The callous will start to grow more rapidly and will begin to fill in the break sites and pull the bone fractures together over the course of the next two months. Because Taj's break was quite bad, it will take significantly longer to heal than other cleaner breaks.
So now begins the long haul! We have another pin recheck at 6-weeks and then another radiograph appointment at 8-weeks.
We are still not allowed to take more than a few brief 'walks' (bathroom breaks) per day. I usually get him out now about 5X per day for 5-10 minutes a piece.
Hopefully at 6-weeks, we can start more of a physical therapy routine! Still lots of rest for now!