In late December Ruthie had an elbow triceps tendon transfer to make a bicep in her right arm. She spent 5 weeks in a cast and 5 weeks in a splint.
The Good- She has beautiful active anti-gravity elbow flexion in her right arm. She no longer has to use her other arm to assist her with bringing things to her mouth and she no longer has to bend back to use gravity to assist her.
The Hopeful- Her grip strength is improving and she is slowly gaining the range of motion in her hand back. As she grows her scars will appear smaller and I haven't given up on her elbow range. I will keep you posted.
My Disney Princess.