Monday, May 9, 2011

Surgery and home

Emily's surgery went well.
They ended up not actually cutting her hip. he was able to get it back into place by putting her under general anesthesia. He did have to make one tiny incision to release a tendon but that was it.
We got to go home at 2pm! Woo hoo!!

Daddy holding her before the surgery.

Her pelvis is very shallow and when he put the ball into the socket it wants to fall to the back so he compensated by making her cast tight behind her bottom to push up on the back of her hip.

On her bean bag, she is so uncomfortable :(

We go back in 6 weeks, the surgeon will remove her cast, recheck her hip placement and then (if they are healing well) recast for 4-6 more weeks.

It is much harder than I thought, especially not being able to comfort her better. She just wants to be held and snuggled and it is breaking my heart.

Praying we all get some sleep tonight!


  1. Glad to hear it went well. I simply cannot begin to imagine how hard this must be for all of you - that looks just horribly uncomfortable for poor Emily. Our prayers go out to you.

  2. I know what little Emily is going through my little lad had the same surgery done last year but he had 1 side done at a time. He just got his hardware taken out last week. But you know it is so worth as she will have the freedom of movement with out pain in her legs.
    Here's wishing Miss Emily a speedy recovery and it does get easier as you get used to the casts.

  3. God has blessed our Emmy with the best possible scenario becoming reality. Now I pray that after they take the cast off, they wont have to put it back on again. In the end, it will be sooo worth it for her to be able to walk! Tell everyone what good things God has done for her.
    Grandma's baby is soooo brave!
    Love you Emmy!
    Grandma and Grandpa Johnson

  4. Will the re-cast have the same position? oh wow... hopefully it just becauses "natural" for her to feel her legs out like that.

    I'm praying the time FLIES by for you all...