Monday, December 7, 2009

Post Surgery pictures....

Faith's feet before surgery..
Post surgery....

OK, so you can see that Faith surgery was successful! Pre surgery she was so tight that she could no longer put anything other than her toes down on her left foot. On her right foot she was so distorted that she rolled inward over where her arch should be. When we went to Shriner's on Thurs., I was prepared for the worst. Blood, carnage, sores etc. But it was nothing like I imagined! She had steri strips covering her wounds but when they came off the wounds were almost paper thin! SO relieved! The range of motion is amazing compared to pre surgery! These pics were taken right after they removed her casts and immediately you could see a drastic difference! No longer, is she pulling out on her right foot or in on her left foot. They just hang down like "regular" feet! I got more good pics to post later, but her foot was almost completely flat footed w/o any pressure applied to her! CRAZY! I just can't get over the difference! We are thrilled with the results...now we just have to see how she does once she comes out of the casts for good. She seems to be having some pain in the night, lots of moving around and restlessness, in her legs, but nothing serious. She comes out of these casts on Friday the 18th and straight into new AFO's. So just about 11 days left in casts. They kept the splints on so she is still very hard to move but we were able to remove them for a little while and she was so happy to bend her knee. I am going to post a lot more in the next few days about my crazy few days with my mother and Faith's debut in the town parade! AWESOME!








3 comments:

Katy said...

Those are some big changes! So happy that you are OK with the scars--I know that can be hard on a mama's heart.

therextras said...

Very pretty!

Hoping you will post parade photos, too!

Barbara

Beverly said...

great news! looks painful though