Since Bin's surgery almost 3 weeks ago, Oaxie got strep throat and was so sick with it! Bin developed Bronchitis right after we left the hospital and we have been having to do breathing tx q 4 hours and he is still not completely better. Then of course, I got sick. Believe it or not I had the flu and tonsillitis. Oh yea, and a sinus infection! It has been truly miserable in the Wells household lately. However, I do think we are on the road to recovery and I am definitely ready for this cold and flu season to be done with!!! I am so grateful my parents were here to help. They were here for 2 weeks and they truly saved my life!:) Thankfully neither of them got sick either...what a miracle! Bin has been adapting to his casts great and we only have three more weeks until we get the long ones off and new ones from below the knee down on. Boy is he heavy with those long casts! They were unable to fit him with a wheelchair so Jon's Dad made Bin a scooter and it has been a life saver. We are going to put some padding on it this weekend so it will be a little more comfortable. He gets around in it good. He is a fast learner. As soon as he got on it he took off!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Morning of surgery
Morning after surgery
Bin had surgery this past Monday. He had what is called a rotational osteotomy on both of his lower legs. This is going to help make is feet turn in a forward position. He did exceptionally well. We were expecting to stay for a week but were able to leave the day after surgery. Bin had no pain form the surgery. We were expecting it to be bad and the Doctors were a little worried about it too since he does seem to have some sensation in his lower legs. Well, he had no problems with pain. The hard part was keeping a 2 year old legs elevated for 72 hours. He is not a TV watcher and so you can imagine how hard it was to keep him still. Our major problem was constipation. He has not been on laxatives of any kind for over a year. BUT once we got home he was miserable. I am sooooo mad at myself for not addressing that after the surgery. I knew it could be a problem. He was fine after I loaded him up with suppositories, senna and miralax.:) The hard part is just beginning now. He is not allowed to put any weight on his feet whatsoever for the next 12 weeks! He has casts on from the upper thigh all the way down to his feet for six weeks. He will then have the casts removed, pins taken out from around his ankles and then switched to casts below the knee for another six weeks. Thank goodness for our cement floors. He is able to slide on his tummy and bottom to get where he needs to go. He is adjusting quiet well.
Oaxie was sick when we got back from Dallas. Fever, cough and yucky nose so I have been fearful that Bin will get it. She is just now starting to feel better. She was very glad when we got home. She walked over to him and said,"Bin's legs are sick and rubbed them. We missed her soooo bad and were happy to be home. Here are pictures from the whole experience.:)