"STRENGTH does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will. "
~ Gandhi

E-Rod's Angels

E-Rod's Angels

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ethan's Surgery

Ethan is scheduled to have his surgery in May. We are not sure if Ethan will have Super Hip 1 or 2 but whatever it might be we are ready. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday the 18th. Dr. Paley will look over the MRI and decide on the surgical procedure. Ethan's femur is bending causing it to stick out at a 90% angle. His right leg is about 4 inches shorter than his left leg. He has been seen at Scottish Rite for orthotics and has been evaluated by 2 of the surgeons. The last time we met with the surgeons was last summer . They informed us that no decisions was to be made but our options for the future would be limb lengthening, amputation, rotating of the leg from the knee to use the foot as a knee or nothing. You can imagine that hearing any of those options had us wanting to run out of the evaluation room as fast as we could. Eddie (my husband) was so upset. "They are not going to amputate...they are crazy if they think I will allow that..." That day we went home and researched our options. Of course we decided to see Dr. Paley as soon as possible and here we are today!

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