Kylee got out of surgery just after 11am, thank you all for your kind words and prayers! Dr. Mayfield said everything went great and even did surgery on her little unicorn's left leg with a cast that looks like Kylee's :)
Her doctor made a total of 5 incisions to complete the transfer. The tendon he took (wish I could show a picture that explains it better, but laptop is acting up) ran down the side of her ankle into a bone on her foot. He went in and split the tendon in half (length wise, not cut in half) and re-routed one half of the tendon around and attached it to the opposite side of her foot. Basically, he made the inside of her foot that was really tight, weaker. The half of the tendon that was pulled around to the other side is now helping pull her foot to a more natural position. He said once he put the first suture in that attached the tendon to the new spot, he let go of her foot and it stayed put - AMAZING! He added a few more sutures to reinforce just to be safe. He also did a gastroc release (cut the muscle near her calve) to help her increased tone.
After surgery, the anesthesiologist performed a sciatic nerve block so Kylee won't feel anything from her knee down. The block typically lasts 12-24 hours. Once the block starts to wear off is when we deal with additional pain management. Please pray that we can can easily control her pain! If all goes well and she appears to have tolerated surgery well, we should be discharged tomorrow.
Her bright YeLlOw cast! Next to pink, her signature "quad-color", Kylee loves yellow!
We will update again soon!