Wednesday, February 19, 2014

another BIG surgery!!!

This surgery, we knew was coming up -
but you know,
I like to live in denial sometimes.
Don't judge - it is my happy place...haha!!!


We have met with Jailyn's new Craniofacial Orthodontist
(love him!),
and we met again with her Craniofacial surgeon
(the wonderful and amazing Dr. Fearon).

And we have come up with a plan for Jailyn's bone graft surgery.

She will first need a baby tooth pulled,
then have to have an expander for a month,
prior to the surgery.

At the time of surgery,
Dr. Fearon will take bone from her hip to be used to re-form
her top gum. 

This is a long recovery,
with most of the initial pain being her hip,
no gymnastics for a while,
and a liquid diet for far too long for my picky eating girl!
Thank God she likes Plexus 96 protein shakes!

We are looking at scheduling her surgery for early to mid May,
after the State gymnastics competition.



Jailyn is incredibly nervous,
but excited to spend one night in the hospital just with mom!
Please keep our sweet girl in your prayers! 

and if there are any other CL/CP momma's out there 
who have really yummy recipes for shakes - 
please feel free to share! 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My son is going thru same process he
Is near the end of ortho treatment and will probably
Have graft in summer.. Will be following and praying as always for y'all! - hugs - April Johnson

a blog full of weldons. said...

I'll be following along as we are only a few years away from this surgery.
what a gorgeous girl you have!! that smile!!! love!!!

MistiRains said...

Best smoothie recipe. 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (Greek is best), drizzle of honey, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter then fill the entire blender up with baby spinach. (Don't let her see you do that- she'll never know! Lol)

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