Well, finally got all the confusion worked out about the needles for insulin. And gave him his first injection last night. I realize that there are hundreds of thousands of people on insulin - but this is our first go-round with it. So, we have a few thoughts ... and a lot of prayers!!! Mainly that it will WORK to lower his blood sugar. The other medication (once Dr. Greenwell increased it) had it down from the 300-400's into the 200's ... but still too high.
Rick had an MRI on Tuesday @ Greenville Open Imaging.
We met with Dr. Devinney yesterday for the consult. MRI shows healing in the rotator cuff - thank you Lord! It shows no new tears or damage - thank you Lord!
The only reason Dr. Devinney can think of for the weakness in Rick's aggressive strength is possibly a nerve is compromised. ??? So, if worker's comp will authorize it, Rick will be having a nerve test in Tyler sometime in late February. Until then, Dr. Devinney wants Rick to continue with physical therapy - to keep the shoulder from getting stiff and frozen. He also said that there is a possibility that with the continued physical therapy, that nerve will relax itself.
The only other thing in the MRI that is concerning to Dr. Devinney - two or three "fat pockets" showing up. He said that if those were there before surgery - and Rick was using his arm then - that they would still be there now, and would not affect how well he can use the arm now. However, and he is going to look at the original MRI, if the fat pockets have developed after surgery, then that is a good reason for the weakness. Physical therapy has a good chance of working that thru - with time. (We are now praying for worker's comp to have time and patience with us in all of this.)
The Doppler was done on my legs yesterday afternoon. Waiting to hear from the doctor on the results of the blood work, urinalysis, and the sonogram.
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
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