When Ruthie was officially diagnosed with Arthrogryposis, I had several Drs. tell me that she would not improve without surgery because children like Ruthie only made gains in their first year. I then had other mothers of children with Arthrogryposis tell me that was NOT their experience and they had seen their children improve with therapy.
Well, we have been working with Ruthie and she has gained 20 degrees of motion in her non-operative hand and has increased strength and motion in her elbows and shoulders. I am so proud of my hard working girl. I have no doubt that she can do anything that she puts her mind to.
Today's Sidenote- HATS!