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

Update from the Neurosurgeon

The Neurosurgeon, Dr. Hal Meltzer just updated us on Avery's progress. Her vitals have been stable the entire time and they were able to go along the same incision without having to shave any of her hair. They removed her forehead and saw a very large oblong bone on the side of her right orbit. In order to fix this, they are going to break the bone and rebuild it with dissolvable plastics. The swelling will be quite significant on her right side and he said that since this is her 2nd surgery, the work that needs to be done will be greater than her first (there is a lot of scar tissue to deal with). They will, however, put a drainage tube in her head and that will help to alleviate some of the swelling. I imagine that she will have a very large black eye that will swell shut, similar to her first surgery. The Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Steven Cohen, still has over an hour of work to do. Please keep the love, support, prayers and notes coming - they are helping tremendously.

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