Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ear Doctor Results

After the weekend we realized we should let everyone know what happened at the ear doctor on Friday. Everything went great. He removed the outer packing in her new canal and her skin graft bandage was removed. It is amazing at how fast the body heals. She has been amazing and SO patient. We are SO proud of her.

Today we took her to the orthodontic surgeon at Primary Children's Hospital to have her fitted for an upper palate expander. Her left lower jaw is slightly shorter than her right lower jaw. In July or August she will need jaw surgery. To prepare for this surgery her upper left jaw needs to be extended to prepare for the lengthening of her lower left jaw. This expander will help with this. It will be permanent for six months. It is not painful and almost looks like a retainer. She is excited that they will be making a special PINK one just for her.

Thanks to all of you for your continuous support and interest. We are lucky to have such great family and friends. We will continue to update everyone as things happen.


Jenn said...

Great news! Made my day!

Amy said...

How amazing what they can do!! She is a brave little girl and you guys are braver! My prayers are with you and Lauren. Hope to see you in May!