Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mitch's Leg

Well, Mitch had another appointment with the foot specialist today. Let me recap before I give the update:

July 18, 2009 -- date of initial injury

1 week -- walked on it, did not see doctor

Next 4 weeks or so -- did not know it was broken, walked on it (most of the time) in a boot/removable cast

Sometime in August-- saw doctor for follow-up, found out it was broken

Labor Day weekend -- went camping, didn't use boot at all

Sept 10th (8 weeks after injury)-- saw specialist, said absolutely no weight on it for 3 weeks (don't use foot at all)

October 1st (11 weeks) -- still broken, 3 more weeks of no weight

After 6 weeks of not using his foot at all (and I've been watching him!)...14 weeks from the injury date...

{drum roll please}

It's still broken. :(

All the weeks after the injury really did a lot of damage, and pretty much prevented his bone from healing. So while a fresh injury begins healing right away, it's difficult to make an old injury heal. Still the doctor said that 6 weeks is a really long time.

3 more weeks.

Mitch CAN walk on it some now for the next 2 weeks.

During the 3rd week he can try to walk in a regular shoe.

If the bone is still broken in 3 weeks, then they may discuss surgery. Physical therapy is guaranteed, however they won't begin until the bone is healed.

That's pretty much it!

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