I know, I know, the wait has been too long. Here's a photo of one of the new legs.
The only reason I was able to snap this photo is because the splint fell right off.
At the Shriner's Hospital, Elijah's splints were removed and x-rays taken. The x-ray showed that the bone needed more time to fully set so after molds for prosthetics were made, new splints were set. Less than 24 hours later, one of the splints slipped right off. Eight more hours and the other splint slipped right off. Eli's reaction, "put it back on." So at the doc's recommendation, we have attempted to reattach the splints to protect his bone.
On September 20, Eli will receive his new prosthetics. He will spend a week at the Shriner's Hospital learning how to use them and return home with his finished legs.
Until then, he is immobilized for the most part, which breaks my heart. The pain is lessening, but I see it in his eyes at times, it still hurts. He improves every day.
Eli will return to school on Wednesday. Pray for his smooth transition into his new classroom with new friends and a new teacher.
Love and gratitude,