Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Update on Eli: Dr Visit - Neurosurgeon; Next Steps

Just a quick little update.

We saw the neurosurgeon on Friday.  It was mostly a sort of meet-and-greet.  He told us that he agrees with the plastic surgeon's assessment of Eli's head and needed surgery.  He's a real nice guy and very likable.  He called the plastic surgeon while we were there and they figured out a date -- June 10.  We have to be at the hospital by 5:30 in the morning.  Eek!  It will make for a less grumpy Eli though, since he can't eat or drink anything after midnight.  Anything for him!

We have an appointment with an opthamologist next Tuesday to check the pressure on Eli's eyes, just to make sure there isn't anything abnormal about it.  After that we have one more appointment with the plastic surgeon in the middle of May where he will go over everything again with us and will let us know what the plan is for surgery.  Between now and this appointment he'll meet with the neurosurgeon to devise their whole plan for the surgery.  He'll also take pictures of Eli's head then.  For a "before" reference, or documentation I guess?  Then the surgery, a couple days in the hospital, and a follow-up appointment with the neurosurgeon a week after.

From what I've heard and read, kids bounce back from this kind of surgery really fast, like a couple weeks fast!  I was really surprised to find that out.  I was thinking he'd be delayed a couple months or something (which, even if that were the case wouldn't be all that bad -- He'll still learn to talk and walk and everything like a normal kid!).  But it sounds like this really will just be a little blip in Eli's childhood.  Still, we appreciate and definitely benefit from all the prayers and support!  A big THANK YOU to all of you.  Knowing that people are out there thinking about us and caring about us means a lot.

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 **Eli is just shy of 4 months!!  Wow!**

1 comment:

  1. Love you Kami! & Eli! We will definitely keep you in our prayers :)


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