Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Lucy's Medical Journey

 Steps in Lucy's medical journey

April 10, 2014 -it was noted via MRI that Lucy had both a "split" spinal cord and a tethered spinal cord;  Spinal Cord Release Surgery- Hershey Medical; Dr. Mark S. Dias (neurosurgeon)

August 20, 2014 - Begin correction of Congenital Vertical Talus (start with castings) - Hershey Medical Center- Dr. Armstrong

September 03, 2014 - Casting discontinued with Dr. Armstrong at Hershey Med. Ctr.

October 15, 2014 - Begin (again) correction of CVT (congenital vertical talus)- Dr. Matthew Dobbs;  St. Louis Children's Hospital, MO - evaluation and 1st casting

November 05, 2014 -last cast of the series put on right leg

November 11, 2014 - talus is correctly in horizontal position - surgery to put in "k-wire" (pin) to hold in place and tenotomy performed - Dr. Dobbs, St. Louis Children's Hospital - MO

December 22, 2014 - pin removal surgery - reported that right foot looks great - St. Louis Children's

March 18, 2015 - begin correction of knee contracture  - ilizarov (external fixator) constructed and put on right leg - Dr. Harold vanBosse, Shriner's Hospital for Children - Philadelphia - PA

June 17, 2015 - removal of external fixator, hip release and full length cast put on - Dr. Harold vanBosse, Shriner's Children's Hospital, Philadelphia PA

October 04, 2015 - new "short" leg (below knee) AFO; scheduled to begin wearing AFO during day time hours - allowing knee to bend; KAFO (full length brace) worn overnight every night

March 02, 2016 - new AFO and KAFO braces

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