I have an 18 yr old who came to live with me a couple of months ago, and has two severely deformed feet. I had no idea they were as bad as they had gotten. The condition is called Subtaylor Joint Coalition. Basically the bones on the top of his feet are grown together, and they have to seperate them and fuse them, then go in and realign his heel to adjust to his feet so he can walk properly. This should have been done six yr.s ago, but he has been moving back and fourth and he pretty much hid it, and was drinking as of late to kill the pain.He stopped drinking when he came to live with us. They won't give him anything else but an antiamflamitory because he's only 18. He just stays in bed all day, until the surgery, which is on the 19th of this month on a Wed. They are only doing one foot at a time, or he will be wheelchair bound. It's a complicated surgery and he will be in there 1-2 days. Please keep us both in your thoughts and prayers, as it will be hard on him pysically, and me too, already being a chronic pain patient. Thank You to my wonderful friends. Ruthie
I'll keep the both of you in my thoughts and prayers. I know this will be difficult for all of you, but just think of the end result when he's finally well, able to walk comfortably and finally pain free. All parents want the best for their children and you're making sure that he gets that and more. I send much love, strength, comfort and hopes for a swift recovery to you, your son and the rest of the family. Call if you need me!
Love you, Lisa
Oh that is really rough for you all. I can't believe they are making him suffer because he's 18. I do hope they give him something good after the surgery for pain. I have to have surgery and my podiatrist said its very painful to have foot surgery. I feel for him. When your feet hurt your whole body hurts.
Ask the doctors about ice packs to reduce inflammation and pain. God bless you for helping this young man. I hope that they give something to kill the pain after surgery-probably will prescribe Ibuprofin-I'm sacastic-they thought that I broke my arm-only jammed into the rotator cup-which is extremely painful=to a an open fracture-Ibuprofin that I can't take-I just threw it in the trash. So you really do have my prayers- Once my doctor said something would cause me to be drowsy and they don't like to prescribe things that make you drowsy. I told him that I was told to stay off of my feet-so drowsy would help keep me off of my feet and getting into an emotional stew. I'm starting to think that a before a person can practice medicine they should be run over or pushed off a cliff- then have to carry bricks or a hod...
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