Avery Alexandra was born on October 14, 2009. She has had many health issues to battle in her short life and this blog is for our family and friends to stay updated on her progress. We also want to document this process for other families to view who may be going through the same experience. We thank you all for your continued love & support..♥♥
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
She is out of surgery
Avery is out of surgery and we are now waiting for her to wake up so we can see her. I just spoke with Dr Cohen (CFPS) and he said that she did great! Her vitals continued to be good throughout surgery. He said that the there was an abnormal, large, oblong bone on her right orbit. He broke the bone and overlapped it. He removed the roof of her orbit and implanted some cadaver bone to the roof in order to round it out more. He also slightly shifted the alignment of her forehead to make it straighter. He did say that most babies' bones fuse together well after the initial surgery, but hers oddly were not. He said that it isn't a big concern, just an oddity. Since there were gaps all the way around the right side where the forehead was removed during the first surgery, and were not healing on their own, he implanted cadaver bone to fuse the bones together. He did say that she may likely need another surgery in a few years to work on some more gaps, however this will be a touch-up, much less invasive surgery done endoscopically. He placed a drainage tube in her head and he said that it will likely be removed in two days. We are so grateful for a successful surgery and are looking forward to seeing her. Hopefully recovery goes smoothly, and I will try to update when I can, but will likely be busy loving on my little lady. Once again, I want to thank you all for your love and support.