October 26, 2010

Stage 2 Medpor Complete

Trey is back at the hotel resting from his stage 2 medpor surgery this morning. It was a much shorter surgery. He is swollen since Dr. Lewin was able to do fat injections this time so his left cheek is swollen and his stomach bruised. He really looks like he has plastic surgery today which is what he had. Or he looks like he got into a fight with Mickey Mouse. He seems to be in a little pain but from his fat injections from his belly. We are going to stay at the hotel for a few days and maybe venture out into the world on Thursday. So glad this journey is over and his final healing is underway. I will post pictures when I can.

October 10, 2010

6 months update

It has been 6 months since Trey had his surgery. His ear is looking great, the skin color on his ear is looking more even. His arm scar is starting to fad and I don't think will be all that noticeable the older he gets. He hair has grown in except for 2 small spots but even when his hair is cut short you can't see those spots anymore.

Though we are happy with his new big ear, we are set for stage 2 Oct 26th. I am not sure all that will happen except that the lobe will be turned and raised making his new ear smaller and closer to the size that is wanted. We see Dr. Lewin again on the 25th and will know more about it then. We do know the surgery will not be as long and I am hoping Trey will bounce back from the anesthesia faster since we are hoping to spend a few days at Disneyland before our follow up appointment with Dr. Lewin. We are hoping everything goes well with stage 2 so we will be done with outer ear reconstruction. We are still waiting for Trey's loaner BAHA to come in so we will have 6 months to try it out and see if he can benefit from it. Right now he is doing well in school and learning to focus and lengthen his attention span and so far so good.