Late night 9/16/16: I didn’t see the stairs. Medically, that caused a “comminuted open fracture of the left distal femur.” In 6 months, we added “non-union.” IOW, I shattered my lower thighbone above Elmo, my replacement knee, so there was almost nothing left for Elmo to grab.
The goal: Grow bone and restore Elmo to full function. Until then, I’m “non-weight-bearing,” in a wheelchair. So far, bone growth has been very, very slow. If it hasn’t happened by 2018 I’ll go back to surgery for a new, less effective femoral implant and–down the road–possible mid-thigh amputation.
Let’s not. I’m focusing on “Saving Elmo.” These stories describe that journey.