Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Big Day Tomorrow

Well, it looks like we'll be going back to the hospital tomorrow.  She doesn't have the first slot, so we don't have to leave quite so early.  On the other hand, it's a bit more waiting time.  Not much, though.

Her daddy took Angelee to the hospital today to do the pre-op work.  Paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork, a quick visit with the surgeon, a bloodwork poke for the poor girl, and her branding.  Now she's got a sticker on her back and a "watch" (blue plastic hospital ID bracelet) on her wrist.  She did pretty well until she saw the doctor, and then she got a panicky look on her face, jumped into Daddy's arms, and tried to hide.  I don't think she'll be very excited when she figures out where we are going tomorrow.

We got the model of her skull they used to make her implant.  

With the results of her last CT scan, the company made a life-sized 3-D model of her poor little head.

So this is what she looks like right now, with a hole in the side of her head.  The actual edges are very jaggedy, but the doctor drew on this little skull model to show where he was going to cut.

And here is the implant they made to fit the hole nicely:

Fits so well!

And this is what she'll look like tomorrow night.  Nice and sturdy, but I'll always feel like she's fragile.

Wish us luck tomorrow!

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