Monday, April 27, 2009


Someone asked about Zoey and what type of surgery she is going to need. She has a condition where her fibula is much smaller than normal and she has a little foot that turns totally sideways when she walks. Without her brace, she walks on the inside of her ankle and limps very badly because her leg is 2.5 inches shorter than the other. You can read the post about taking her to the orthopedic surgeon here.


Cari Bacon said...

Hey Karin,

A thought popped in my head when you were talking about the cheetos melting in Kate's mouth. Have you heard of a product that Gerber has? They are called Gerber Graduates fruit puffs/vegi puffs. They melt in the mouth and are made with whole grain. Maybe Kate will be able to swallow them.

PFK (and Z),

K said...

Thank you for posting more information. With all the modern medical miracles today, I guess there are some still yet to be developed. Do the anomalies of the bones prevent using the bone lengthening expander mechanism?

Prosthetics have become amazingly hightech now, too.

However things go, I'll pray for a successful recovery for Zoey!

Karin said...

Hi K...her let length is going to be so great, and her foot/ankle has so many issues, that it would take a minimum of 10 surgeries to get a good outcome (with no guarantee of a good outcome). That would mean that she would spend most of her childhood in and out of surgeries. She would still not have a 'normal' foot and leg even after all that. The amputation is one surgery and a prosthetic. I love her little foot and it's so hard to think of amputation, but most families have chosen that route.