Category Archives: Surgery

Ortho Visit

Back at clinic in June we discussed another surgery on her foot in the fall. Well, here we are. We met with doc today to confirm. Looks like it will be a 2.5-3hr surgery, splitting a long tendon on one side and transferring it to new places.  He still isn’t sure if he will need to do any ‘bony surgery’. He doesn’t *think* he will, he says today, but he’s not certain. So that’s positive, at least. It’s not definite, no, but it’s a positive. After seeing how much her foot had turned back in, I was afraid we’d be guaranteed bone work this time. But he thinks there’s still a chance we won’t. So…yay!

She will go for three weeks of casting starting in November. Then surgery will be at the end of the month.

 

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Doing Well

Lil Bit went for her follow-up appointment Tuesday. Doc asks how she’s doing. “Fine” How her wound looked. “Good, improving.” Ok, see you in two weeks.

Yep, that was pretty much it.  He took at look at her incision, asked how the wound packing was going.  Said I deserved a nurse in training award or something like that. And said all looked well to him, just keep doing what we’re doing.  That next week we should be done with the wound packing.

It almost seems like overnight since he said that there has been a big change in it. At first I thought maybe I was just at a bad angle or something, that’s happened before. But, each time since, that I have gone to change it, I don’t get as much in there as I anticipated.  But things still look good and drainage is minimal, so, it must all be good.

The Face of Spina Bifida

*warning* this post not for sensitive viewers

 

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This is the face of Spina Bifida Lipomyelomeningocele Occulta:

This, is the face of Spina Bifida:

This, is the face of Spina Bifida:

And though we don’t want to think about it…

..this too, is the face of Spina Bifida.

This is after Lil Bit’s second time under. Her wound was draining too heavily so they went back in along the same incision, opened it up and did a wound cleanse and inserted another drain.

And believe it or not, this looks good.  It looks much different than it did the first time and this looks *good*.

This is the scary part.  The ugly part.  But also the necessary part.  Necessary if I want to extend any hope to my little girl.

So we endure this, for the sake of….