Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1 Year Anniversary

It was one year ago today that Lauren had Atresia repair surgery with Dr. Roberson in Palo Alto, California. She continues to do well and the surgery was definitely worth it for her. She doesn't have perfect hearing on her left side, but it is much better than prior to the surgery. We haven't had her tested in a while and would like to do that again soon. The tests that were conducted post surgery showed very good improvement in the higher decibel ranges, but she did decrease in some of the lower ranges. Overall, the tests have shown successful results. We are hopeful that she will not need a hearing device in the future. I have included photos from before and after the surgery. The Medpor surgeries were conducted in May and October 2009.

An update on Grandpa Ottley. He had Ulnar Nerve Decompression on January 13th. He has since recovered but has had limited improvements. The doctor says it may take up to two years for any improvement to take place. Nerve regeneration is a very slow process and patience is required. Grandpa attempted to go back to work today on a limited basis to see how well he could do. He is planning to take it slow and ease back into working full time again.


Kristin said...

Hello! I found your blog from a group on facebook. Your daughters new ear looks great. My daughter, Abigail is 18 months old right now so she's a long way away from microtia repair, but it's great to hear from those who've walked the journey ahead of us. Did you find it difficult or weird to see a change in appearance for your daughter? I'm so accustomed to her small ear that I think it might be weird when it's gone :)

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