Pre-Op Appointment Down..
May 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
So today was Sawyer’s pre-op appointment. Just checking things out, taking x-rays( which he was PISSED about, but we got through it in about 5 minutes)
We talked to all the doctors that will be there on Wednesday and everything sounds great,scary, but great. They said depending on how he is feeling it will hopefully only be one night in the hospital.
We found out that they might be taking more bone out than we had originally thought but they are going to try and save the bowed part of his leg by breaking it and straightening it out. If not, they will cut that part out and attach his heal to the bone above the bowed part.
The cast will be on for 6 weeks, his knee will be bent in the cast, hopefully making it harder for it to fall off. We found out that pretty much every kid finds a way to crawl in the cast, we just have to keep an eye on it. They will be inserting a pin or screw to keep everything “together” while it’s healing. At about 8-12 weeks after surgery that will need to come out. So, he will be going back under the knife. After they take the screw out, he will be fitted for his prosthetic foot. Yay!
Before I headed down the hill to Shriners, I received a call letting me know what time to be there and when to stop feeding him.Tomorrow night I will be packing our bags and hopefully sleeping. Will be a long day ahead, starting at about 3:30 in the morning.
There are some very exciting things in our future, like Sawyer’s first birthday and his party. Moving downstairs to my parents basement, Lol. After living in my old room for more than 6 months that is SO AWESOME.
I will keep everyone updated on Wednesday 🙂