Surgery went well! We are pretty happy with how Joshua’s day went for him, although it was long and my lip is missing skin from my nervous biting habit.
We were required at the hospital yesterday afternoon to see if we could sort out a dental procedure to be added onto his list whilst he was under general anaesthetic. (You know, just another thing) So after our flight and dealing with their new (and time wasting/frustrating/annoying) procedures for wheelchairs we hit the humidity of Perth and waited for a wheelchair taxi. Because of Joshua’s need for wheelchair these two things had set us back over an hour, then some holidaying family wanted our bigger cab… I don’t think so! I didn’t have to say a word though, two gents stood in and made sure Joshua got his ride.
After our afternoon at PMH we headed over to Ronald McDonald House to wait for Andrew who was driving, then bunked down for a sleep. (Well kind-of.) back at PMH all ready at 7am for admission and drip set-up (yuck, this is where Andrew bails on us, and he headed back to the room to get a couple of hours sleep before the nightshift)
Fast forward to ‘after surgery’ and we are very happy. He was under for 4 hours. Our surgeon decided to do less invasive surgery on his ankles/feet and Joshua looked great (well as great as one can look after a general anaesthetic), after previous ops he was a mess, worrying everyone. So nice to have all his “numbers” perfect! (Temperatures, blood sugar levels, heart rate etc) He has colour and is responsive. Yay! Win for Josh! Oh… And they did the dental too! So now he doesn’t need to go back for another general. Winner winner, chicken dinner!
So dude has his feet wrapped up and has to keep them elevated… and he also has shiny teeth!
Here’s a photo of his right foot, this will be a “before” shot. This one turns the most, or should I say “used to turn most”. Cast will come off in 6 weeks to see the difference.
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