Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sportin' some new bling!

Mira went into the OR at 9:30 this am.
At approx 2pm I was reunited with her in the recovery room. She quickly came to and asked to go home! She then polished off a red Popsicle! I think she's tolerating this well!
Dr Standard performed an osteotomy to her left lower leg. She is sporting a shiny new fixator.
There are a few things I should mention about this device. It is 2 horseshoe shaped rings that wrap around her leg. The bones have been sawed in half in an upper & lower place. The rings are attached to the bones. The rings are spaced apart by 6 shocks. On Friday I will receive a print out that includes instructions to 3 dimensionally align the bones. It will even realign her foot to a forward facing position. This "turning" process takes about 2-3 weeks. At this point we will wait for the bone to heal in its new position. All said & done she should have this metal removed in approximate 4 months.
One more thing I want to mention about this metal is that after Mira is finished with it, it is donated, sterilized & Dr Standard takes it to the Dominican Republic & performs free surgeries to those in need.
Her pain is being controlled by an epidural, we will be in the hospital until Friday.
I will leave you with a few pics:

1 comment:

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    Matthew Lee