Thursday, February 23, 2012
My dad has been doing pretty good since his hunting accident back in November. He had his 5th and hopefully finally surgery today. The doctor said things went really well, but we won't know if the cadaver bones are going to "heal" to his bones for another 3 months. There isn't a lot of information on the type of surgery they done today with placing the cadaver bones. This type of procedure is typically done on patients who have had bone cancer or bone tumors resulting in removal of the portion of bone infected. The surgeons who completed the surgery do not have a lot of experience with the procedure in general, let alone doing it on someone who has lost bone due to a trauma. The group of surgeons who have been doing his operations have done an amazing job thus far and have really done well with reconstructing his knee the best they could given the trauma and severity of his injury. It's kind of complicated, but alls we can do is pray that everything heals and he is able to start rehab and walking again soon. Through all of this he has remained in such good spirits. Even when he is lying in the hospital bed, hooked up to a Morphine pump and still in escrutiating pain, he is able to cut a joke. It breaks my heart to watch him go through all of this, but I am just thankful that he is here with me and that the doctors were able to save his leg. He still has a long road to recovery, but alls we can do is take it one day at a time. I am also very thankful for all the thoughts and prayers everyone has given him! I've said this all along...he most certainly had a guardian angel looking after him the day of his accident. He is a very lucky man!