If you squint you might see the remains of a pink and purple butterfly on Hannah's inner arm - tattooed on with airbrushed paint at the local street fair last weekend. The point of putting it on her inner arm is to inspire her to twist her arm to see it, because evidently supination is difficult for folks with her condition. The other idea is to use an interesting watch, worn on the inner arm, but we haven't gone far with that technique as no watch is small enough to put on Hannah and Claire keeps taking the watch we did get but have yet to find a pokey tool to size it down.
Now don't all go running off using this idea until you check out the paint. I did the tattoo on a whim, and although I would have liked it to last I was also secretly pleased that it came off in case it turned out to be melamine and BPA-laced made in China paint. I am a little gun shy about my "creative" therapy ideas after finding out that the receipts I'd been saving and using for about nine months to encourage opening and closing her hand were likely a bigger load of BPA than all the baby bottles we didn't use because I at least knew to avoid them. (Google BPA in receipts to get a gutful of data) The only bright spot in the great OT receipt fiasco at my house is that Starbucks typically has very low or no BPA so a lot of our receipts were clean. Ahem. My machiato addiction may be bleeding my checking account dry but at least it is not poisoning the baby. Yet.
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