Medical Day started off with a 9:45 a.m. visit to the podiatrist to check out Roger's bone spur.
Well...he does have a bone spur, but it is in the back of his heel and behaving itself.
However, when re-doing the x-rays it was discovered that he has a medial cuneiform fracture of the left foot. That is why his foot is swollen up like a football.
Basically there are 3 wedge-shaped bones in the top of the foot. He fracture the middle one. Not only is it fractured but a chip has come off it and is totally separate from the bone.
THE HOSPITAL RADIOLOGIST MISSED THIS ON THE X-RAY BEFORE WE LEFT FOR BUFFALO SO THE MAN HAS BEEN WALKING AROUND ON A BROKEN FOOT FOR 3 WEEKS!
He is now Ace-wrapped and in a black Velcroed boot apparatus and is to keep the foot elevated and stay off of it. He goes back in 3 weeks for x-rays to check progress.
The cuneiform bones do not have a good blood supply that go to them because of their location and dependent upon age(he's 72) it may not heal and then surgery would be involved.
The podiatrist seems to think he did it getting out of the tricked out red truck.
I had to leave him at the podiatrist getting his foot wrapped/booted because KJ had an 11:30 neuro apt.
She is no better so the spinal tap has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday. She has to get blood work tomorrow.
Michael is now listed as a Lieutenant but is awaiting word today on whether they can cut him emergency pay and if he can pick it up in Springfield.
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