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Posted 2016-04-11T22:44:35Z

Stage 4- Post Op appointment

We headed back to Atlanta for our post-op appointment this morning.  The nurse removed the bandages and took out the stitches.  The worst part was taking the tape off because it was stuck to her hair. And she has LOTS of hair and is extremely tender-headed.  She screamed.  LOUDLY! (think horror flick) If there were any patients in the waiting room, I'm pretty sure they left.  

She was a real trooper and was treated with hot chocolate and ice cream.  Nothing like seeing your baby cry, to make you want to give them the world! 

Overall, things are healing nicely.  As usual, the swelling will need to go down and it will be a while before we really know what the ear will look like.  Dr. Jones re-bandaged the microtia ear, but left the other one undone.  He also took off the skin graft bandage, which means she can take a bath now!! No more sponge bathing. Yippee!  Although that mat of hair/dread-locks looks ferocious.  Luckily, she has already asked daddy to be the one to wash her hair first. (Score one for mommy!)

We will be able to take off these final bandages in three days.

Thank you for the loving thoughts and prayers. We are so relieved to have this final one behind us.  


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Comments (3)

  • Suzanne Schoel
    Suzanne Schoel

    Kealy is such a brave little girl!! Glad that everything went so well! Love to everyone! ❤️👂🤕🙏

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Kathy Bostrom
    Kathy Bostrom

    I'm so happy everything has gone so well. She is such a precious doll!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Claudia K. Deason
    Claudia K. Deason

    Love you Kealy. So proud of you. You are the bravest little girl I know. God bless you

    4 years ago · Reply