His foot was x-rayed again this morning and he spoke with the surgeon about what happens next. Matt will be left in just the air cast since the surgeon wants him to move his foot a bit. In a while he can start putting a small amount of weight on his heel (enough to stand do and dishes said the surgeon! ahhahah), but for the most part he will be non-weight bearing for the next six weeks.
In one month he will have to go in again for x-rays to see how the healing is progressing.
And in about eight months they will look again to see if surgery is needed to fuse things together in there. The reason for the delay is the surgeon said foot surgery's rarely go well, so they are going to leave it and hope that it heals better just on its own.
Matt will probably head back to work next week since he is bored out of his mind just sitting around the house all day.
We are so thankful to our friends who have really stepped in to help us out. People have taken our kids twice overnight so we could go to Whitehorse without them. Matt's friend has hauled a few loads of dirt to finish off a backyard project that needed to be complete before winter. And a family from Poland who are here on missionary work are going to help us haul all of our wood for winter. Special thanks to Erica, the Lynch Family, the Grantham Family, the Wilcox Family, and the Pilch Family for helping us so much! And thank you to all of the wonderful people who have called to check on Matt and make sure I am still maintaining my sanity with having him underfoot all day.
|Still very bruised and swollen an entire week later. The weird pattern is from his sock.|