Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Primary's- 2nd Surgery
Lauren has just come out of surgery and is slowly waking up. The doctor said there was some complications that arose. They were unable to fit the splint into her mouth. This was because the incision made during the distraction surgery had started to close and it didn't have the flexibility to move it in the position they wanted. They instead had to grind down the splint and fit it into place. The downside to this is it won't be able to give the added pressure needed to give her the length in her jaw. More or less, we are basically putting her back to where she was before the first jaw surgery. The doctor said there may be some added length but not as much as they originally intended. Her jaw is wired shut and she will be on a liquid diet for the next 3-4 weeks. They said she may be released as early as tomorrow morning. She is unable to really talk and it is difficult to understand what she wants. The room we are in is much smaller than before and we are located on the 2nd floor in room #22. I don't know how visiting hours will work due to the room size and location. I'll try to find out more and post the information later.