Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Cast is Off!

On Monday, we headed to Shriner's in Portland again for Darsie's cast to get taken off. The cast came off with no problem but there was a "button" on the bottom of her foot that had to be removed that held the sutures from holding the tendon in the correct place (I think!). She was not a happy camper during that.

After her cast was removed, Darsie was very upset about her foot looked (although I could tell the position of her foot was 100% better immediately). I don't think I prepared her enough for the incisions that would be very visible. Anyways, we headed up immediately to the Orthotics office and George, our favorite Orthotist, helped her with her brace that she was casted for while she was in the OR. Her sad little face almost made George cry. But amazingly, once her orthotic was on, she was smiling and happy again.

Back downstairs to see her Orthopedist who thought her foot looked FANTASTIC. And I have to agree. She is walking heel to toe now, although very slow.

I hope to upload a video soon, but I just wanted to let everyone know that her surgery appears to be a huge success. We are looking to start PT soon to keep her range of motion and build strength, but things are going great.

11 comments:

Swistle said...

Wonderful news!

Joy said...

I love reading your posts! My daughter had the same surgery a year and 1/2 ago and I cannot tell you how much better she is now! She walks normal, can wear FLIP FLOPS and falls a lot less! Modern medicine is a miracle! Praying for the same results for Darsie!

Shannon said...

Joy, that is awesome news!! I'm hoping for a similar outcome for Darsie! For now, I'm just happy that her gait is much improved but I will keep my fingers crossed for flip flops next summer! At what point after your daughter's surgery was she allowed to go brace free?

jenny said...

hi I am so glad that ds surgery has been sucessful please keep an eye out though because it may not stay that way I think i had the same proceedure done when i was sixteen and my foot is now out of position we are doing a heel cord lengthening surgery comming up really fast the only reason i am concerned with d is because she is still a growing hirl and i do not want her to feel the pain that I am feeling in my foot right now because of it being out of whack good luck sweetie and she will be able to wear flip flops i could for a long time im 26 now cant now but hope to agian eventually as well I was brace pree after mine i think it was a year or so after but I think it was too soon honestly or that i was not followed enough after to keep things the wy they need to be hugs

CP Fam said...

Everyone at CP Family is wishing her the best!

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