Here’s a quick explanation in case you didn’t read the other posts. In February of 2008 Hailey was diagnosed with trigger thumb in her right hand and we were told she needed surgery. This is basically what trigger thumb looks like:
Trigger thumb is where the thumb is stuck in this bent position and can not be straightened because of a swollen tendon that can not glide like it is supposed to.
We decided to wait on the surgery because sometimes trigger thumb will correct itself. Then last fall her left thumb became stuck as well. So, we went back in January of 2009 to see the surgeon again and to decide on doing the surgery. He said it had to be done because it was unlikely her thumbs would correct themselves given the length of time they had been stuck. Usually once they have been stuck for a year they stay that way unless surgery is done.
I put off scheduling the surgery again and finally scheduled it for March 31st. About a week before we found out we were not going to be able to make that appointment and I had to reschedule her surgery for April 14th. On March 31st Rich and I were talking about Hailey’s thumbs and he was looking at them and noticed they were both straight. Sometimes she “pops” them and they go straight for a little while but always return to being stuck in the bent position. But later that day she was still able to straighten them. Later that week she was still able to straighten them. And today? She is still able to straighten them.
We were able to cancel her surgery and her thumbs seem to be just fine. So- thank you to everyone who prayed for Hailey and her trigger thumb. God answers prayer!!
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