Neil had six injections in his left arm on Monday. You might be able to see some of the injection spots in the picture if you click on it. By Thursday he should start to feel some relaxation in the muscles that have been so tight. This will give the competing muscles a chance to get stronger so that he can gain some control of his left hand. Although movement in his hand and arm have s-l-o-w-l-y been improving with therapy, we're hoping this miracle drug will give him a little boost to speed up the process. He practiced playing video games yesterday and was a little disappointed that it was still hard, but he wasn't surprised. He knows it's going to take more time, more therapy, and a few more series of injections. Neil is no stranger to being patient. In fact, he's getting pretty good at it by now.
Speaking of more injections, Neil is not worried about getting the shots any more. He found out that the Teflon coated needles they used were painless!