|Matthew's beautiful 4 fingered hands.|
Though that day was dramatic and felt devastating at the time, looking back, we wish that Matthew's lack of thumbs were all he had to contend with. He is amazing with his 4 fingers. He can palm a ball. He can hold a cup. He can scribble. He can hold a steering wheel. I have no doubt that there would be no limit to what Matthew could accomplish with his 4 beautiful fingers just as they are.
|Alyssa and Matthew on 'no thumbs' day.|
After several postponements due to illness, Matthew's first pollicization, where they will move his index finger to a thumb position, is scheduled for this Friday. Without this surgery, Matthew would be just fine, but our 'no thumbs' day was a reminder of why Matthew will benefit from this surgery. Just like the relief we felt when we took the tape off, it will make life easier for him. This surgery is our first real chance to do that. I'm nervous and scared. Any surgery is scary, but I'm praying fervently that this is the right choice for Matthew and that it will work out beautifully.