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[QUOTE=Star6;5360392]Thanks I do wish her all the best I wouldn't want this for anyone what I have had! I just hope since we knew the people to go to in Australia where I live this time that all will be fixed up and better sooner! Honestly right now though them telling me to keep walking on it I don't get since my ankle is getting worse!

But am guessing that is so if something does have to be done the calf muscle is still there! I just hope next Thursday he will tell me it needs surgery so it all gets fixed up and I can move on with my life :)

Please keep us updated on how she is :)

Best Wishes![/QUOTE]

I understand that feeling of wanting to do something to move forward and get it fixed. As challenging as the road to recovery (after surgery) is, and by no means do I mean to minimize that road, you do feel that something is being done to address the problem.

Today is the fourth day after my daughter's calcaneal osteotomy. We've had some high points this early in the process: baking brownies from scratch and her trying to teach me how to play a video game (hilarious, as I am so bad at the game), and some low points: spasms of pain, her in tears at 2:00 am, and the unique challenges of navigating around the house. I give her pain meds around the clock as I know we need to stay ahead of the pain.

Today was a "good" day. No spasms so far, and she decided to try using crutches for short distances. Still the rush of pain upon getting upright from a chair, but she tolerated it. We had been using the wheelchair to get her to the bathroom and then we'd lock the brakes, she'd shift to the toilet, and we have a small chair with a pillow, where she can elevate her leg while doing her bathroom business. Today she "crutched" to the bathroom and elevated her leg on her own (I naturally was very close by).

The oxycodone made her nauseous this go around (didn't have that issue with her other two surgeries). For this time-she was first prescribed one med that didn't help the nausea at all, but the second one definitely helped, and we haven't had that problem since. Hopefully it will keep working. She goes back to the doctor on May 12th to have this (massive) splint removed and go into a standard cast or boot...and will continue NWB in the cast or boot for another 6 weeks, I think.

She's missed one week of school but the students were on an overnight field trip Mon-Tue, so technically she's missed three days. There is a slight possibility that she might return towards the end of next week, before she switches casts, but I'm not wedded to that. She's doing homework and staying up to date at home, for now. When she returns we'll figure out whether to use a wheelchair or scooter for the longer distances.
[QUOTE=hairhome;5360763]I understand that feeling of wanting to do something to move forward and get it fixed. As challenging as the road to recovery (after surgery) is, and by no means do I mean to minimize that road, you do feel that something is being done to address the problem.

Today is the fourth day after my daughter's calcaneal osteotomy. We've had some high points this early in the process: baking brownies from scratch and her trying to teach me how to play a video game (hilarious, as I am so bad at the game), and some low points: spasms of pain, her in tears at 2:00 am, and the unique challenges of navigating around the house. I give her pain meds around the clock as I know we need to stay ahead of the pain.

Today was a "good" day. No spasms so far, and she decided to try using crutches for short distances. Still the rush of pain upon getting upright from a chair, but she tolerated it. We had been using the wheelchair to get her to the bathroom and then we'd lock the brakes, she'd shift to the toilet, and we have a small chair with a pillow, where she can elevate her leg while doing her bathroom business. Today she "crutched" to the bathroom and elevated her leg on her own (I naturally was very close by).

The oxycodone made her nauseous this go around (didn't have that issue with her other two surgeries). For this time-she was first prescribed one med that didn't help the nausea at all, but the second one definitely helped, and we haven't had that problem since. Hopefully it will keep working. She goes back to the doctor on May 12th to have this (massive) splint removed and go into a standard cast or boot...and will continue NWB in the cast or boot for another 6 weeks, I think.

She's missed one week of school but the students were on an overnight field trip Mon-Tue, so technically she's missed three days. There is a slight possibility that she might return towards the end of next week, before she switches casts, but I'm not wedded to that. She's doing homework and staying up to date at home, for now. When she returns we'll figure out whether to use a wheelchair or scooter for the longer distances.[/QUOTE]

Glad to hear there is good points in amongst the bad! I know those feelings all too well! I had Nausea with the Endone (oxycodone) here too but didn't get anti nausea meds I basically found sleeping was the only way to remove the nausea! My other side effect though was I did hallucinate when I had the painkillers! She is lucky she doesn't get really sick from the General Anesthesia!

I was so sick from it that it wasn't funny! I think the anesthesiologist was a little concerned too as they kept coming to check on me cause I was the only day surgery patient left hours later I was so sick. Went home but was still sick for more than 12 hours later.

Hoping he may book me in to stay at the hospital this time as last time I was so sick and cause here they don't do nerve blocks if you are going home so you don't step on the foot and wreak there repairs cause it doesn't hurt! And waking up with that much pain and then later being so sick wasn't fun but guess we shall see what happens! But honestly them putting local painkillers in the wound didn't work at all for me! I woke up in massive pain and they ended up having to dose me up on the full allowance of fentanyl to get the pain under control as I was crying and not breathing properly I was in that much pain! It even knocked me out again for another hour or more!

Honestly my foot is getting worse every day! Don't know what is going on yet but see him again next Thursday! Hope its good news when your daughter sees the surgeon again too!

Am glad there is good points for you in there and wish you and your daughter all the best!





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