Well, we made it through Lauren's final post op. We flew into Los Angeles just for the day, (Thank you Tauni!) May 20 for Lauren's last post op appointment. Dr. Lewin is very pleased so far with the results. She said Lauren scores an A if she were to grade her progress, but kids heal differently so she wants to see pictures regularly as Lauren heals. Due to our employment situation, Dr. Lewin also has decided to move her second stage ear surgery to September so that we won't have to maintain COBRA for as long. She is great and treats patients more like family. She is the only doctor we have met, and we have met lots, that gives hugs and seems genuinely interested in our family.
So, as far as Lauren's ear, we will leave the bandages on for one more week and then we just have to keep it super moisturized over the next couple months. Her ear is still swollen and it will take over the next several months for the swelling to go down and for the ear to become more defined. We think it is beautiful and are amazed every day at the modern medical miracles.
Now on to the next surgery. It will be on July 28 and will be on her jaw to lengthen it a bit. We are so happy it will be here in Salt Lake City. Thank You so much to family and friends who have helped us in so many ways! Without all of your support we would not have been able to get through this.