Thursday, November 04, 2010

STAGE 1 COMPLETE!

This past week was a big week for us. DS #3 got to go trick-or-treating and then return to school on Wednesday.

He was very excited. He has so loved the attention.

We have had no problems to speak of.... very little pain meds.

This past Tuesday, we went to the doctor to have the tubes removed... here are a few pictures.

These two were taken Monday night.



Our doctor removing some of the tape and tubes.


Our son pulling the tape and medicine tube off his belly.


Giving a final glance.


The scar one week after the surgery. There is still tape, but we are letting it gradually wash/rub off. He is still a little sore, but nothing that really needs medication.


His ear, one week later. It was actually looking a bit better, but today in school, he was bent under his table getting something. He bumped his ear on the way up.... I think that explains the bruising on the top. Scared the teacher, I think, as she came out to tell us what happened.


He looks symmetrical.


So, stage 1 is done. We don't have to do anything until the end of January to the beginning of February for stage 2. I will post on that, when it happens.

We still have not heard from insurance on what they will cover. So far, we have *only* paid $500.

I hope this blog is a blessing to someone. To anyone who is going through this, I would love to communicate with you.

Thank you for the prayers and support from the readers.

4 comments:

Kaira said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for this good news for your son - minus the bruised ear. He sure seems to be a brave little guy. :) I am offering up prayers for financial relief for you in these surgeries.

Mommy Spice said...

Oh my goodness, I can only imagine how freaked out the teacher was. Yikes.

Looking good! I need to catch up and see what the incision for the belly was for.

Love that last picture!!

nybie said...

Hey, I came across your blog when I was googleing about Microtia Surgery.

I'm 21, and about to have the same Surgery as your son (my operation will be on the 11th of February this year).

It really helped to see what your son went through and also inspired me to write my own blog about what I'm going through.

Thank You :)

~LL~ said...

Nybie -

That is awesome! I wish you well... I would love to read your blog and get your perception, as an adult, on all of this.