Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We are so glad to be home. The surgery was a success. Lauren had a lot of scar tissue and the doctor was able to remove it. All of the other minor tweeks the doctor wanted to do were also done. Dr. Lewin said that kids just like to produce lots of scar tissue and that it is something we are going to need to watch for carefully. We can not say enough about Dr. Lewin, she is the greatest doctor. Lauren as usual is just amazing. It is incredible to watch how fast she bounces back. She was eating to her full capacity just hours after her surgery. We are biased parents, but she is absolutely an amazing example of patience and compassion to everybody she meets. The staff at the hospital were so complimentary of her. We are glad to be back and are hoping we are done with surgeries for a while. Thanks to family and friends who helped us get through another surgery.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Surgery Update- Day 2

Lauren is doing very well today. She was a bit grumpy for a few hours after surgery, which seems to always happen each time she starts coming out of the anesthesia. But once it wears off she is back to being her cheerful self. Her next appointment is on Monday and hopefully she will be cleared to return home. If not, they may need to stay a couple more days. In the meantime, the hardest thing for them is finding things to do. Strange thing to say since Disneyland is so close.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Surgery Update

Lauren came out of surgery around noon. She was in for about 5 hours. It took a little longer than expected but she is just waking up now in recovery. Once she can show she can take in fluids, she will be released to go back to the hotel. She has some bandaging and will be wearing the protective ear cup again for a few days.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lauren arrives in California

Becky and Lauren flew into California today and they were able to meet with Dr. Lewin for the pre-op visit. Dr. Lewin was very pleased with what she saw with her ear. She pulled a large scab out of her canal that formed after we started using the ear plugs. She says it is not threatening the framework and should be easily cleaned up during the surgery. There is also a lot of scar tissue build up that she will clear up as well. She will have the surgery on early Friday morning. I am not sure how long the surgery will be. They are staying in the same hotel we were in last May for her surgery. She is very close to Disneyland, but they probably won't be going there this time. I will update the blog throughout their stay.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another surgery..

So it is amazing at how fast things can change. It looks like we will be heading to California next week for another surgery. Although we were planning on another surgery, we were not planning on it being so soon. We noticed something right below her ear canal that seems to be constricting the entrance to her canal. We have sent pictures to doctors, and the guess is that it is either scar tissue, bone, or the medpor implant. They want to look at it soon to reduce any risk of infection. It will not be a complex surgery, but they just want to take care of it sooner than later. They will also do the other minor surgery as well which we were planning on doing already. Her surgery is May 14th and we will need to be there for a pre-op on May 12th. We will be able to come home May 17 after her post op appointment. Wish us luck!