We are going back into the OR tomorrow, Friday Feb 1. He is getting a cast change under general anethesetic because it is going to be very painful. He is going to reposition his foot into a walking cast, which means stretching all of the muscles that were cut and moved around. Plus, mucking around with his heal bone that is missing a 5 mm chunk. OUCH.
Luckily, it is just day surgery this time. No overnight stays. He will come home with me as soon as he is able. I will be asking for another script of codeine for him too.
He will be in this cast for 6 weeks. Then his othotist will fit him for a new AFO. He will be casted again while his AFO is being built. Then when it is ready, he will be out of the cast.
We won't know the success of this surgery for 6-9 months. That feels like forever right now.
the wooded path
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