Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Surgery: Craniosynostosis Repair Day 3

Need to catch up? Here are links to all the Cranio posts in chronological order:

Day 3: October 26
Day 3 came and it was finally time to remove Deacon's head wrap. The doctor's felt that removing it would help with the swelling and may even help reduce his fever. They were right : ) One by one the tubes and IVs began to come out. It was also the first time we got to take a look at his scar.

I'd be lying if I didn't say it was a little shocking. I knew he was going to be cut from ear to ear. But actually seeing it broke my heart a little. All those stitches in that little head. But by this point he was doing so well. Eating, peeing, smiling. And the new shape of his head was absolutely astounding.

Why, what a round head you have!!
Removing the head wrap made a HUGE difference in his swelling. It immediately began to go down. His eyes would get a little swollen when he would sleep (especially if he slept on his side). But he was SO much happier now that he could see the world around him. Everything was roses from this point on.

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