SFKK accident victim, Kaitlyn Lasitter, has another surgery, future uncertain for reattached foot

Posted Friday, February 29, 2008 9:24 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Fourteen-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter will not walk again for at least five weeks after undergoing her fourth amputation surgery in eight months. Surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., cut 1½ inches of bone from the end of her left leg last weekend after it had grown through the muscle tissue and began pushing through the skin. Doctors reattached her right foot, but she had to have much of her left leg amputated after they realized they could not reattach the left foot. Kaitlyn has not regained much feeling or mobility in her right foot, and unless that improves, doctors say they might need to amputate it, her mother said.

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Friday, February 29, 2008 9:30 AM
On one hand, you see that picture of her in the car and you think, her eyes tell you she's dealing with it and rolling with it, but then you see the picture of her father carrying her, and that's just heartbreaking. I can't imagine any kid having to go through this, let alone my own kid. Very sad. I give the mother a lot of credit for her statement about living through it.
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Friday, February 29, 2008 11:21 AM
This is a awful situation and one I won't soon forget since we were towards the end of a amusement park trip and King's Island was the next park. It was disappointing not to be able to ride Drop Zone and also share that experience with two newbies, but we all understood the shutdown--even if they were two completely mechanically different rides.

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