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the 2nd December, 1999, we went in for the
second hospital stay, this time for removal
of the stitches, plus a plaster change. I
left Bethany in the safe hands of the anaesthetist
yet again, and went off to have some breakfast.
By the time I had finished eating, she was
ready to be collected from recovery. Well,
to be honest, it was more a case of having
to go down, to try to calm her down!
My little girl wasn't so dopey this time,
and was instead, very hungry and very upset!
Our surgeon came out, and said that the foot
had looked very good. She then said the magic
words - that we could go home soon!!
Back on the ward, Bethany had some formula,
and was soon asleep. She was much more cheerful
when she awoke, and we were soon allowed home.
We have an appointment for 17th January, when
the cast will be removed. It will then be
decided if further treatment is required.
this was the day we'd been waiting for! Surprisingly,
Bethany hardly cried as her plaster was cut
off, although she did look very worried a
couple of times!
was a great relief to see a straight looking
foot, that Bethany was able move around. We
went back up to see the consultant, who was
extremely pleased. We are to go back in 9
weeks, for a check, but there does not appear
to be any need for further treatment.
foot is still a slightly different shape,
and it does appear to be very slightly smaller,
although this is not noticeable. Bethany is
already standing on it, albeit cautiously,
and we are now awaiting her first steps, like
any proud parents!