Duke’s Emergency Surgery

Update posted by Andrea Niestas On Mar 09, 2013

During Duke's last doctor appointment (Feb 22), the doctor said that he is still doing very well.  He is not quite ready to start his rehab/therapy.  So he's scheduled for at least one more follow-up appointment.  I did find one good place for his water therapy when he is ready to go.  Right now he is having good days and bad days.  But overall he is doing at least as well as can be expected.  And he is still in good spirits.

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Update posted by Andrea Niestas On Feb 12, 2013

At this time, there is no way to track offline donations on this fundraiser page.  What I will do is simply change the online goal amount anytime we receive a check or cash contribution.  Our most recent donation came from the FACE Foundation - they granted us additional funds than what they also gave online.  We are extremely appreciative to them!! Laughing

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Update posted by Andrea Niestas On Feb 05, 2013

On his two-week post-discharge doctor appointment (Jan 25), Duke's dressing and sutures were removed!! Laughing  It was very unnerving, however, to see his "Frankenstein" leg! Surprised  I don't know what I was expecting, but certainly not that.  But overall, he seems to be healing well.  He is taking short walks - about 10-15 mins every 1-2 days.  He is still limping but seems to be walking better and definitely getting stronger.  He is still on his pain meds, and is not yet back to going to work with Juan everyday.  But he is very smart and knows when to be careful, wait for help and not overdo it.  His next doctor visit will be in 2 1/2 weeks.

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Update posted by Andrea Niestas On Jan 19, 2013

Duke had his first post-op appointment with his surgeon on Jan 18.  He said he is healing "beautifully" Smile  He also said we do not have to be so strict with limitating his movement.  So he is actually allowed to walk around the house.  Since we let him do this, he has been walking better.  We are decreasing his pain meds, too.  He had his dressing changed - but the poor guy was scared to go with the nurse to get it done because he thought we were gonna leave him there again Frown  His next appointment is Jan 25.  He will likely have is dressing removed then, as well as his sutures.

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