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Monday, July 6, 2015

A Fixed Ankle

It was a long day at Harborview Medical Center, but Jake's ankle surgery went well this morning, an infusion of coffee eliminated a nasty headache in recovery this afternoon, and we have him home and installed on the couch now at 5:00.

What's at the core of all that wrap? 
 This was the before photo.  The leg bone is not exactly connected to the foot bone.  It was all screwed up.
Now it's all screwed together. 

18 comments:

  1. It's amazing how much metal they can put in to fix bones. I hope he has a swift and perfect recovery.

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  2. Poor Jake! I hope he is able to sleep and has no pain.

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  3. That is pretty amazing. Is at your house and under your care for a while?

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  4. Wishing him healing and good rest.

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  5. Oh my, I hope he recovers quickly. I bet that hurt.

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  6. I hope the pain meds work for him! That is no easy surgery. I am surprised that he got to come home today. Sending good thoughts your way! :)

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  7. Oh my gosh! That's a NASTY break! He must have been in agonizing pain. Poor guy! I'm glad he's on the mend now.

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  8. I am always amazed with what they can do these days. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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  9. he's lucky to have parents as caregivers! speedy recovery to him!

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  10. OH dear! I am wincing and hope he has a good attitude about this. He will get a neck issue with that laptop next.

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  11. Wow! That looks like quite a procedure to reconnect the leg and foot. I hope the healing goes smoothly.

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  12. What a terrible looking break .Hope that broken bone heals fast. He is very lucky to have you and Tom, and such a good family taking care of him.

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  13. What a nasty break and he certainly has the hardware now. Sure hope he recovers quickly and pain will just be a memory.
    Keeping him in my prayers.

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  14. That was a really bad break. I wonder if some of that hardware will be coming out someday, or is it all permanent? Good thing he's young, he should be healing up faster than I would. :-)

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  15. Oh that is nasty looking..... I hope he heals quickly and his pain is controlled... Poor guy

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  16. As an ex-x-ray technician, I can say that it looks like he has good strong bones. That's a pretty impressive metal brace sewn into his leg. Amazing what they can do. Just looking at the before picture gives me pain. Glad he is all patched up!

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  17. Yikes the before picture looks awful! Wishing Jake a speedy recovery and sending you strength as you help him.

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  18. Poor Jake. Glad he's with you all to help.

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