I am supposed to put a progressive splint on Ember's elbow for several hours each day. It isn't going very well.
She does NOT appreciate it in the least. Even with no tension on the splint she cries. No, she screams. Until I take it off she either cries or repetitively begs "off? off?" or "all done!" She just can't understand yet that this is meant to help her. All she feels right now is discomfort. Sometimes I wonder if the splint is worth it. Will it even matter? Will it work? Can I (and Ember) endure this for the next few months? Surgery is our other option. Would that be easier? Will we end up there anyway? I need a crystal ball.