Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dad's Surgery

First of all- thank you all for praying for my dad. Surgery was successful and he is home resting. The Dr said it all went well. Here's what they did:
shortened 2 of his toes
fused the front of the bones in his foot
In the back of his leg- lengthened the heel cord.
The Dr came out and showed us the xrays of what they did- He has at least 15 screws in his foot and leg!
He's in a cast up to his knee and the Dr says the recovery is 2-3 months. Dad isn't one to sit for long so hopefully he'll be in the 2 month range.

While we were waiting for him to go into surgery, Mari said- you should take a picture of his toes and blog it- so her wish is my command:



Take note of how crooked his toe is- this is frightening to me, because I have a "hammer toe" already. So I'm hoping this next picture isn't in my future.


I'm glad it's done and now the healing can begin. Hopefully in the coming months he will be able to walk without pain.



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16 comments:

Mari said...

Poor Dad - it's a good thing he has a great sense of humor, since his daughters were laughing at his feet and taking pictures! I'm glad this part is done too and hope he heals quick!

Melissa said...

I hope he heals quickly!

Jennifer said...

I hope he heals quickly as well. I can't even imagine how they fit that many screws in one persons foot/leg. That is crazy.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wonderful news that he did so well. I was praying for all of you. I don't think I can look at the picture anymore though. My tummy get's queasy!!!

Nate and Brenda said...

So glad to hear that it went well!! I know you were worried. Praying he heals VERY quickly!

Karen said...

Glad to hear it went well, I hope the recovery is swift and not painful.

Diane said...

Glad to hear it went well and now I hope that the healing process will be short and not to boring for him.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Praying for a quick and complete recovery. My mom had foot surgery a couple of years ago and she was out of that cast way before they thought she would be. Praying your dad has the same success.

(You are not allowed to be around me if I need more foot surgery. There will be no sister photo shoot, hehe.)

Cherdecor said...

I am so glad that the Lord answered prayer and that your dad did so well during his surgery.

With all those screws in his foot, he better stay away from all the magnets on the refrigerator! LOL!

Sandra said...

I hope he heals quickly :)

LOL you made me laugh with your hammer toe LOL

Nancy said...

Glad it went so well, but you girls should be ashamed of yourselves for making fun of your poor dad's feet. Ha Ha :)

utmommy said...

I'm glad to hear the surgery went well.

Wishes to your dad for a speedy recovery:)

Deborah said...

I'm glad it went well, hope he recovers quickly!

Terri said...

Do my toes look like that too?

Mel's World said...

Praise God the surgery went well and now he is on the road to recovery!

You and your sisters are a hoot! ;)

Melissa

Jennifer Partin said...

I'm so glad things went well.

I will continue to pray for complete healing!