Jason had surgery last Monday to basically re-build his right foot. After 4 hours of surgery and a few hours of recovery, Jason came out of his drug-induced coma with a brand new foot. Elaine was able to see the X-rays of the three screws, one piece of wire, and a few dozen staples, but it wasnâ€™t until today that we were able to see the extend of the â€œdamage.â€ Today Jason got the temporary cast replaced with a new bright pink fiberglass one. This change in cast allowed us to see what the doctors had actually done… which is create â€œFrankenfoot.â€ You can see from the pictures that there are two large incisions on each side of Jasonâ€™s foot, a medium size one going up the back of his foot, and a small incision at the heel of the foot.
We also got a copy of one of the x-rays to show the extend of the work done on the inside. From the x-ray you can see the one giant screw running through Jasonâ€™s ankle, and a few smaller screws criss-crossing along the top of his foot, with another wire holding a few other things togetherï¿¼. The core procedure, a resection of a â€œtarsal coalitionâ€ involved a number of procedures including the cutting of some bones, the fusion of some bones, and one bone was even inserted into another in a type of â€œshunt.â€ And to top it all off the doctors cut his tendon in the back of his leg in order to give his foot more flexibility.
Heâ€™s not in pain anymore, but is going crazy being forced to be in bed for so long!