Lennard had a specialist appointment in Calgary this afternoon about his wrist, so we arranged for my parents to watch the kids (after school) so I could go with him. We left as soon as the kids went to school and had enough time to wander around a few stores and then go out to lunch together at the Olive Garden. It was such a delicious lunch and was a highlight of the day.
We got to the hospital in good time and managed to find the Hand Clinic (we were glad for the touch screen directory that gave us directions!). As we met with Dr. White, he looked at the x-rays and said that he thought that maybe there had been some healing, but just to be sure he sent Lennard for a CT scan. He was an 'add-on' so it took them almost an hour to get him in, but thankfully it got done and we were able to catch Dr. White again before he left for the day.
As he looked at the scans, he said that unfortunately it doesn't look like it's healed at all (or very minimal). He also said that for scaphoid fractures it can take up to 12 weeks to heal and that he'd really like to see if it would heal on it's own first. Lennard really considered pushing for surgery (and I think he would have more if I wasn't there), but in the end he decided to wait. Dr. White says that for scaphoid fractures there is about a 50% heal rate at 12 weeks. Not great odds, but if it will heal on it's own without Lennard having to go through surgery... it may be worth waiting another 4 weeks.
He has another appointment on Jan 9th, will have another CT scan, and then, if it hasn't healed, will be scheduled for surgery on the 10th or the week after that depending on the doctor's schedule.
Dr. White also wanted Lennard's wrist to be re-casted to keep it immobile.
Lennard was not happy about that...although, he put on a good smile for the picture!