June 4, 2011

1 year 2 months post op stage 1

It seems such a long time ago that Trey had his 2 surgeries to build his big ear. I am writing this almost 8 months past stage 2 and so far everything is better then I could hope for. His ear looks great, the color is great, the scars on his medpor ear are hardly visible. At times I would look at his healing ear and worry if we made the correct decision and would it look good enough. Well as time goes on I believe the answer is yes. I know I can't predict what may or may not happen regarding the ear but currently he is happy with it and has little memory of his experience. Trey still loves Dr. Lewin and I can always get him to lay on his right ear at night by saying Dr. Lewin asked you to.


  1. Awesome!!! Glad to hear it has healed so well! We are 3 months post-op stage 1 surgery and are so very pleased with how it looks already. I know Dr. Lewin has many admirers! Brennan talks about her all the time :) He also knows it's up to Dr. Lewin for many things... rollercoasters, bikes... And if his ear itches, he knows that Dr. Lewin doesn't want him touching it but mommy and daddy can itch it for him. Aren't they such troopers through all this!!!

  2. Hi Stephanie! I can't seem to find on your blog your email address. My son is 8 years old and has microtia. We are currently researching all of our options for surgery. I would love to be able to talk to you more about your experience and hopefully could answer a few questions that I have about Dr. Lewin. If you are interested in chatting, my email address is stacym234@gmail.com

    Thanks so much and your kids are such cuties!


  3. My husband and I are sitting here just marveling at Trey's ear. It looks beautiful! We had Lucey's team appointment visit in April and met with a new plastic surgeon since Lucey's surgeon transferred after her surgery last year. He is confident that he can make a very nice looking ear. Lucey is not a candidate for jaw distraction...she needs a bone graft for her new TMJ and mandible. Your blog has given us a hope. Thank you for sharing! I hope to keep in touch.