NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) - Tiffany Ronsonet said she expects her son, Jaxon, to be discharged from Ochsner Medical Center on Tuesday, but he won't be heading home. Instead, he'll be moved to the Children's Hospital in New Orleans for inpatient rehab. Ronsonet said the rehab could last several weeks.
Doctors are still trying to get Jaxon's pain under control, but Ronsonet said he is showing improvements in other areas. On Friday, he was able to go 20 feet down the hallway in the hospital with the help of a walker and wheelchair strapped to his waist. Ronsonet said Jaxon is able to get into his wheel chair on his own.
"Doctors say he has excellent upper body strength," Ronsonet said. "He is still in a lot of pain. He did have a fungal infection in his leg. They didn't catch it before the amputation, but he is on medicine to clear that up."
Jaxon also had all staples removed from his leg over the weekend and on Monday. Jaxon was severely injured after saving his little brother during a dog attack. As a result, his leg had to be amputated.