Mischief as therapy

Sometimes, even mischief is good therapy. Encouraged by several nurses, a 7-year-old boy who is recovering from severe burns to his hands recently “TP’d” the offices of our occupational and physical therapists as a method of rehabilitation.

Several “Wanted” posters were designed and posted around the Burn Unit by one of our physical therapy assistants. One by one, the youngster pulled them off the wall, crumpled them up, and threw them away—another good way to heal those hands.

Our therapists were touched by a handwritten thank-you note the boy left last week. It was placed atop a pan covered with foil. “Made brownies,” the note concluded.

Another prank. Another playful grin.

We are happy to report that today, after 62 days in our hospital, the boy has been discharged to a rehab facility.


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