Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday surgery

On monday, Kailyn had orthopedic surgery on her foot. We had to be at the hospital at 8:30am. At 12:09pm, we finally left her being wheeled into the OR. The doc originally sayed that it would only be about 30-45 minutes, so I was on pins and needles when he didnt come out to talk to us until 2 hours later!!! As it turned out, he had to basically do the procedure twice b/c the first time did not get the best results that he was hoping for. I went back to see her in recovery about 30 minutes later. She was still out cold. The nurse said that they had given her a lot of morphine, so we waited for her to wake up. She did wake up and has pretty much been fine since. Her foot is in a splint right now and sheis on strick orders to ot put any weight on it for 2 weeks. Then we will go back to see the doc and he will take the metal pin out of her toe and put on a regular cast for another 4 weeks. She is on pain meds and will probably be home for the rest of the week (they are still on break and dont go back to school until tomorrow anyway). She is currently eating up the tv time on the couch, and the snacks that friends have brought for her. Here's a couple of pics of her:
Pre-op KailynPost-op Kailyn