Today my 32 month old DD, Serenity, had a checkup with her pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Its been 14 months since her surgery last May to fix her left hip displaysia and almost 1 year (about 11 months) since her cast came off.
We got some sad news that her doctor is disbanding from Norton Health Care/Hospital and is probably looking at going to Atlanta or Dallas. He leaves August 22nd. His waiting room was PACKED today, and one of his staff has told me hes been fitting in everyones surgery before he leaves. He does it before work, after work and sometimes on a lunch break. He does them at Kosair Childrens hospital which is right across the street from his office.
So he scheduled Serenity to take the metal out of her hip/leg. The date is Thursday July 31st. 2 weeks from today. We have to be there at 6am EST (there time) which is 5am our time. So we are leaving the house at 3am. It is an out patient surgery and he expects her to move around and crawl soon/right after and walk again within the week, but she won't be allowed any strenuous activity for a while.
I know it needs to be done and I will be so happy to have this over and done with for good so she can be all healed and start preschool in November but I'm just so upset and nervous about my baby girl being cut open AGAIN! And shes older now, I mght have to explain a little bit to her. So I was wondering if anyone else has been thru this surgery to have metal remove to please share their stories and recovery with me so I know more of what to expect. Thank you so very much!!