Joel had his wrist partially fused back in 2005, since then he's had some pain in the movement at the joint. Aparently the pain in his wrist was the pin slowly cutting through his tendon to his thumb. He doesn't even know what time it wore through but he said it felt like his hand was cramping up, and then he noticed he couldn't move his thumb! That happened on Monday April 23rd.
So today they took the extra tendon from his pointer finger and attached it to his thumb. He'll be in a cast for a couple weeks, then have a brace and start physio to build up strength in his hand again.
Thanks for praying, so far he is recovering well!