Thursday, February 14, 2008
Coop received Botox in both calves to loosen his ankles and the left wrist. There is a limit on the amount of BoTox a person can have according to their weight. Because Charlie is so little he was only able to get three muscles injected so Dr. Such-Niber chose the three most concerning areas. The areas need to be massaged frequently due to the thick consistency of the medication (similar to a tetnus shot). The medication should paralysis the muscles for up to 3 months. Tomorrow he will be fitted with removable casts for both legs to start slowly flexing his ankles and stretching the tendons again. He finally has fallen asleep again after the IV Ativan. Yea!