Friday, December 01, 2006

Here is the latest news from Phyllis. At about 7 pm she met the doctor to find out what had happened during surgery. He asked to meet her at the nurses' station so that he could show her pictures and x-rays of her foot. He said that she would have a scar about 15 cm from her big toe to the top of the foot.

During surgery he cleaned the first 3 joints (counting from the big toe in) because there was some new growth which shouldn't be there. He did some artificial bone grafting and put in a plate with 3 screws in the first joint and one screw for the second joint and one for the third joint. He had to cut a nerve which was in the way, which means that she won't have any feeling in a certain area.

He had said that she could not put weight on the foot for 6 weeks. Then she could put weight only on the heel for 6 weeks to 3 months.

Phyllis is weak right now, but has no fever, so the doctor is thinking of discharging her December 1.

Phyllis's mom will arrive in Bangkok at noon on Friday to be with Phyllis and escort her home, hopefully on December 7th.