We knew in advance Landon was going to have major surgery. The news was sprung on us pretty quickly but we had time to adjust, research and ask questions about recovery but no amount of planning can totally prepare you. Sure, the organizer in me wanted to know the surgical plans, how to diaper him after, what equipment I needed, his care schedule for recovery, along with about 200 other things...just ask Nich! :) But, planning only took me so far. There was a world of emotions, unexpected parts of this hospital stay, small complications, a bunch of things out of my control - just waiting outside my plans...waiting for my emotional breaking point. I've realized today, and appreciate the perspective of a journey of preparation versus shorter term planning.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Posted by Jennie at 3:16 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2015
About 6 weeks ago we learned Landon needs a bilateral hip reconstruction surgery. At that point, his right hip was only 20% in socket and the structure of the socket is not fully developed to hold the femur. The tendons in his hip and groin area are really tight, so they'll cut and loosen them to add more flexibility. It'll be about a 4 hour surgery, in the hospital for a few days and then recovery in a 6 week spica body cast. I know recovery will be difficult, painful and long but we hope it'll be so helpful long term!