Thursday, June 25, 2009

Avery will have surgery

Avery had her 6 month check at the orthopedic yesterday. The good news is that her bone tumor (benign) has moved off the growth plate making her available for surgery. Dr. P said "it's time". The plan is to schedule it sometime in August. The surgery itself will last about 1 1/2 hours, performed by Dr. P. Avery will stay overnight at the children's hospital for pain management and be released the following day. She will be in a knee immobilizer for two weeks while the incision heals. After that its back to normal. We are hoping once this one is removed the pain she has been experiencing over the last few weeks will cease and that her leg will stop compensating. We will keep you posted on when her surgery is scheduled.


Lauren said...

Oh, sweet little Avery is going to have surgery! Let me know if you need me to come to Austin to help with the other kids while you guys are with Avery. I'd be happy to help.

Dade City Grandparents said...

We will are really happy for Avery that it is now safe to have the tumor removed. We love our little Avery!!!
And we look forward to seeing all of you in a few weeks!

Theresa in WV said...

Oh, good! I'll be watching for your post about the surgery date.