Friday, June 13, 2014

Toes and Surgery!

Oh yes, she danced and danced and danced some more, 
and then . . . 
her toes gave out!

Well actually, they had been bothering Miss M for quite some time.
But we decided to wait until after dance recital
to have her ingrown toenails (yes, plural) attended to by the foot doc!
Twice before, her left big toe had a nasty ingrown nail that was
doctored on at the pediatrician's office.

Even after going through that twice (last December and this past March)
 and working very hard to
keep the nail from becoming ingrown again,
there was no stopping it.
 She just has really small and curved nail beds. 
And then, more bad news,
 the right big toe decided to go sour too!

She was exhausted after that ordeal!

So, both toes had a surgical procedure with a really big and 
complicated name -- that I have already put out of my mind!!
What it basically means is that they removed the toenails
 along both sides
and put in these torturous-looking long q-tips with deadly 
medicine to kill the nail bed along both sides.
They left a part of the toenail down the middle so
there will be a nail to polish!
We all know all important polished toes are, right!?!

Oh dear -- what a procedure!
BIG shot to deaden the toes and those were the worst according to Maddy.

Soaking continues daily and we think the healing has begun.
Cross your fingers.
No one deserves to have such a nasty procedure
on their toes, especially not my sweet Maddy!
Brave girl!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Your poor baby!!! Please know that I'm sending her lots of hugs. I can't imagine the pain. I hope each day gets easier. Lots of spoiling over the next week!

Laurie said...

Oh, I'm so sad for her. :( Poor thing! I have a feeling there will be a very nice nurse tending to her for awhile! :)

Jodee Leader said...

Maddy is one tough cookie! I hope she feels better soon! I bet a trip to J.C. Penney's is in her near future!

Courtney said...

Oh poor girl! Hope she is feeling better.

starnes family said...

Sweet baby girl! She is a tough little one. I went through after painful. :( Feel better!!!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

poor girl.