Namine was complaining of her right arm hurting, so we took her to see her bone specialist, Dr. Brian Black. We generally consider Dr. Black to be Namine’s orthopedic doctor, but he is also a bone specialist. He’s treated Namine’s many other breaks over the years.
At first glance, the X-rays appeared as though Namine’s arm was broken. Dr. Black informed us that this was not the case, however; she simply has an over-stretched tendon… as if there is anything simple about a child who uses a wheelchair not being allowed to use her arm.
Dr. Black told us that he didn’t want Namine using her arm. We love Dr. Black, and he’s taken extraordinary care of Namine for many years, but it’s a little hard not to laugh at the absurdity of that statement. Namine can’t walk on her own, so she needs to either crawl or stay in her wheelchair. Either way, she has to use both arms to move. Dr. Black said then just try to take it easy; lateral movement is fine, but she has to try and keep the climbing to a minimum.