Monday, November 29, 2010
Posted by Allison at 10:02 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
Posted by Allison at 3:46 PM
Monday, November 15, 2010
Noah is doing awesome in his recovery! The first day was pretty rough (for all of us) because he fought us hard in taking his medicine and trying to walk some. Now he takes his medicine with no fight and is taking some steps on his own. He has a walker too that can help him get around until he use to walking with a cast.
I guess I should back up and explain why his surgery was last Thursday instead of next summer! We scheduled an appointment early last week for a checkup. His foot had gotten worse, and he often complained about it hurting him when he would walk for long amounts of time. Scottish Rite had told us to contact them if it was giving him any trouble. So, we did and had our appointment scheduled for last Wednesday. Sure enough the surgeon told us that he would need the suregery sooner then next summer. So, they asked us how tomorrow (Thursday) was, and said that we better schedule it quickly since around the holidays they are pretty booked. So, we thought, why not do it Thursday, and get it over with!
We went in early Thursday morning at 5am, and he was in surgery by 9:30. The surgery went awesome, and we were so relieved! He will have to have his cast on for 6 weeks, but he can walk in it with a boot. He will probably have some physical therapy after the cast is off and have to wear a brace. The bad part is that he might have to have the surgery again. Since he is so young, his achilles tendon will more than likely tighten back up when he has a big growth spurt. It is very common though to have multiple achilles tendon lengthening surgeries. Here are some pictures from the hospital:
Posted by Allison at 2:43 PM