Bryson's pain has been increasing so much so that last night we had to give him left over tylenol and codeine from his surgery. His foot is increasingly becoming more difficult to put into his nighttime brace. He cried very hard last night after finally getting it in. After school today his teachers told me that he was crying and complaining at school of his foot hurting. He favors it and doesn't want to bear weight on it.
I sent photos including this one to our Dr in St. Louis. He emailed back confirming my suspicion that Bryson's foot is already starting to turn in at the heel. He is going to call me with a game plan on what we do next. I know that time is of the essence. We may end up back at Shriners in Sacramento this week just to get his right leg recasted so we can keep it from turning more until we can come up with a plan that lasts longer than two weeks!
If anything this allows me to give more grace to the Dr. in Sacramento since one of the leading older child clubfoot Dr's is having problems keeping Bryson's foot corrected. It also makes me realize that we do need to be working with a top doctor in the field as Bryson's case has proved to be anything BUT typical!!
Robert and I are hoping that there may be a way the two doctors can collaborate together so we do not need to fly back and forth to St Louis right now. Of course all of this comes to light on a Friday afternoon! Makes for a
Edited: Wonderful St Louis Dr has already emailed back saying he is out of town and will be contacting me via the phone first thing Monday morning to set up a plan for Bryson. While I am excited to know he is on top of this, I am sick to my stomach that it has once again come to this. I honestly feel that Bryson will eventually have to have the additional tendon surgery with 6-8 weeks of casting. I am just hoping we can prolong it and give him some free time from surgeries and more casting. With that said, I will not be surprised in the least if Bryson is not recasted next week.