Friday, November 13, 2009

Tyler's Surgery

Tyler did AWESOME with his surgery. Everything went very smoothly and he is home and beginning the healing process.
The Dr. did tell me that even under anesthesia his tendons were so tight that surgery really was the best thing to do for him---stretching and shoe inserts were never going to be enough to fix his toe walking--so I feel good about the decision that we made to do the surgery now.
Here are a few pictures from the day.

Getting some extra cuddle time in before surgery (this calmed mom and dad as much or maybe more than it did him).
He really does have issues!=)
Playing with his cars before heading back to pre-op.
The kid's room was very fun and sure helped to reduce the anxiety of waiting.
When I put this on he told me I looked like a big marshmallow or a snowman!
Headed back to the operating room
This was taken at 11:30 a.m. --we were home and he was in good spirits!
He really is doing great. He has had little pain and is learning how to take advantage of the situation quite well. He sits on the couch and calls out orders to ALL of us!=)
He still hasn't walked but hopefully by tomorrow we will start the process and get him to put some weight on his legs.
He wears the casts for 4 weeks and then should be good as new.
Thanks for all the love, support, and prayers sent our way---we sure did appreciate them.

1 comment:

Corinne said...

Thinking about you. Tell Tyler I LOVE his casts. And, even though he has to have casts on, he has the coolest ones. :)