Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Surgery time

Our surgeon said Jasmine would be second after a 13-mo-old cleft palate repair (we did that in 2001). But when I just called the phone line to get our show time she said we were first at 8 a.m. with a show time of 6 a.m. I hope she is right. Maybe the little guy isn't having his repair tomorrow for some reason. But if he is, we are at 11:00 a.m. For her last surgery we had a 7 a.m. show time with a 3 p.m. surgery time!! That was a long day!

For those of you who asked what is being done, she is having webbing--extra skin--removed from at least the right side of her neck. It doesn't show up that well in a picture. You can kind of see where it is in the pictures. Once it's removed, her neck will look "normal" whereas right now it is really wide. And she should have full range of movement. But the surgeon said there will be scarring.

Previous she has had a cleft lip repair, two cleft palate repairs, a hole in her skull repaired, ear tubes, fingers separated, toes moved into a more correct position on her right foot and a bone in the wrong spot removed (she only has two toes on that foot) and a club foot repair. She has all the toes on her left foot but they are fused in two's. They can't separate them or she will lose balance totally. She is a trooper (although this is the only surgery where she is old enough to understand) and my joy & song.


Christine said...

Oh Kathie, Thanks for sharing. I would have never guessed that Jasmine has went through all that. Bless her heart. Hope the surgery went well.

BIG DOG said...

Jasmine -
You are such a trooper! I am praying for you.