Saturday, January 2, 2010

Update on Joshua

We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Next week is huge! Josh will undergo an electromyogram (EMG) that will assess his left arm’s status. Peripheral nerves regenerate at the rate of 1 inch per month. So depending on what the tests indicate will determine how long it will take until he gets his nerves back.

The doctors still expect to remove the pins from his left hand later this month. At the moment, Josh has inflammation and fluid in his left shoulder. The doctors aren’t sure what caused the inflammation, but they are treating it with an anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen). The doctors expect the swelling to go down within the next couple of weeks. He is also is experiencing low pressure. His blood pressure has been around 65/35.