Here we are in prep-op on surgery day - 1/27/2012
We are so thankful everyday that his surgery and recovery went so smoothly! We will never forget how blessed we are to live with modern medicine and to live so close to such amazing Children's hospitals - had we not been satisfied with the first doctor we saw, there would have been at least 3 other places we could have went all within an hour of our house.
(He napped while the doc was prepping him.)
The only way I can get a picture of it these days is while he's asleep.
Ezra also developed Frey's Syndrome from the surgery. (He gets a red area on his cheek when he eats acidic foods, such as fruit.) Not much is known about Frey's because it's so rare. We aren't sure if he will have this for a few years or the rest of his life, but I don't think the area seems to get as red as it used to. So maybe it will just go away! It's nothing that hurts him though so we will just wait and see!
Here's his best "cheese face" for you!
So thankful that both boys have been very healthy over the past year...one ear infection each and pink eye for Ashton was all we had to deal with since the crazy, how-on-earth-did-my-baby-develop-that, Atypical Mycobacterial Infection!
(You can read about his diagnosis here, his hospital stay and initial recovery here, and his 6 month post-op update here.)
If you have more questions about our experience with Atypical Mycobacterium, please leave a comment or email me at thoner02k @ yahoo . com