Orthopedist and OMF visits

May 25, 2008 at 12:26 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thursday Chayim Zvi saw both the orthopedist and the OMF (Oral Maxillofacial surgeon = Jaw and mouth; peh valeset in Hebrew). Both doctors had good news.

The orthopedist said that Chayim Zvi is now allowed to put weight on the foot, and he doesn’t even need physical therapy. I spoke with a physical therapist friend of ours and she said that some orthopedists don’t believe that young children need formal physical therapy because they are so active. In the meantime he tries occassionally to use the leg but he’s not in a hurry.

At the OMF clinic they removed the metal arc on his upper jaw. He’d already removed the lower arc a week before – well he’d removed it halfway. The OMF who saw him in the emergency room was not amused but said that Chayim Zvi is now ready to be an OMF surgeon himself. 🙂 In any case, we don’t have to go back to the OMF for a month and we’ll be seeing our family dentist at some point to evaluate if there is any damage to his teeth.

So now it’s onward to the real issue. The leg and jaw were just means for Chayim Zvi to experience relatively simply surgery and be prepared for the Big One. Though from his perspective this surgery should be considerably easier…



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