So, what a week we have had. We took Lauren in for her check up on her jaw. The Orthodontic Doctor said to stop turning the distractor NOW and that it was distracting the bone the wrong way. On Sunday we noticed her lip was getting pushed and started to worry. Anyway long story short, no more turning the distractor. Her lower jaw has shifted far over and the poor girl has no bite. She is struggling eating and the length needed was not accomplished.
So, after meeting with doctors today, and after a couple x-rays, they want to place a bone stint on her jaw which will move over what was pushed and will lengthen her jaw. They will need a mold on Monday and will do surgery Tuesday. They have to do it quick while the bone is still soft and easy to work with. We asked why the distraction didn't work. They couldn't confirm anything with the x-rays. They said it could be many things, but they think either one of the brackets on the device were loose because young bone is soft, or her bone was not filling in where they had hoped. Pretty much it can't be verified until they go in surgically.
After the next jaw surgery the bummer is her jaw will be wired and she will be on fluids for FOUR WEEKS! That will be the hardest part I am sure. They say it won't be as painful and the surgery will be 2-3 hours. So here we go again. This is not what we were planning on, but we will survive. Lauren is great and never complains. We will update everyone as things transpire. Thanks to all of you for your love and support.