Good news is: No break or fractures! Which I am so very pleased about!
Bad news is: Her foot is so bad now that he has decided to serial cast for this week, so we took one cast off to only have another put on, Violet was not impressed, but what can you do.
He said if we don't serial cast now then she will be in even more pain than expected post op. So we have her first serial cast on until Wednesday and then they will re-cast until Friday. So she will be starting school with a serial cast, I am sure the school will be thrilled to know this later today when I let them know.
Today we also heard in more detail about Violet's procedures for her surgery, as mentioned before they are the following procedures:
Steindler Release = Plantar Fascia Release
Decancellation of the Cuboid Bone to help with Forefoot Adductus
Abductor Hallucis Lengthening to help with Metatarsus Adductus
Tibialis Posterior Lengthening
She will be obviously having incisions from her calf down for most of these procedures, bone cut out and also an incision under her foot, which sounds like torture.
She will be in the cast and K-wires for 6 weeks and then a further 2 weeks of casting once the k-wires have been removed.
This will be followed by intensive physiotherapy.
We have organised all the equipment needed post op i.e leg board, commode etc
During hospital stay, the pain relief will be administered via either Spinal Block or Epidural. ..which was news to me. She will also be sent home with either Valium or Endone (Oxycodone)
Really hoping this will all be worth it...in some ways I think I need the next 3 weeks to mentally prepare myself!