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Thursday, October 11, 2007

i guess i shoud have ....

left some sort of update on how it went on my last post, sorry! so scheduling about made me crazy before this one, nichole the girl that schedules for dr. stotts just got things all messed up and had saylor's surgery for left foot only, 2 hours, and same day. none of which was right. good thing we can throw the whole OR schedule on a whim. surgery took a little more than 4 hours to complete both feet. dr stotts seemed exhausted and said things were a little harder than he anticipated. lots of really hard scar tissue to get through. he put incisions on both sides of her feet, removed the scar tissue, resculpted the bones on the outside edge that had made growths and removed pie shape pieces of bone from the heal in. he also did something to almost every tendon and ligament in her feet. we ended up with split casts which we didnt plan on so this means that she can swell as much as she needs and the casts will swell with her but it also means we have to go back next week for a sedated cast change. we didnt get the stripes we planned on but he said next week he will be creative but shhhh we are not supposed to tell he said he only will do it for saylor. she came out of anesthesia well with no vomitting. the first thing she said was "MY FEET HURT" so yes she can feel her feet! once we had the pain managed she did fine. they were out of rooms so we got put in the RTU unit which is less than desirable and talked the dr into letting us go earlier than we should have which prompted lots of phone calls from him in the following hours we were home but she is doing well and is happy. bored mostly. i expect her frustration with her new incapabilities to increase in te next few days!

5 comments:

The O'Briens said...

Thanks for the update. Tell Saylor she's amazing and we love her. Hope that the recovery and everything else goes well. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all. (Less than two months and we'll be in Utah!)

Natalie said...

Your blog totally made me cry Audrey (Like I need any more help doing that)! I'm so glad that everything went well. What a special little girl to go through everything with such a great attitude. I hope things continue in the right direction.

Natalie said...

I forgot to write that I loved the 80s party! You're giving me inspiration for John's 30th!

Fitches said...

Audrey, I hope you don't mind that I write something, i saw your blog off Aaron and Heather's site. So happy to see your kids so grown up and to se Saylor doing well. We miss you guys hope to see you again soon...Todd

Audrey O'Brien said...

yo todd - saw your blog the other day too - in fact maybe i will go comment there better chance of you reading it! miss you tons too!