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Craniosynostosis Surgery

Sunday, April 13, 2008

This Wednesday, Caroline will be in surgery to correct her craniosynostosis, meaning the bones in her skull have fused too early and need to be reshaped (for more information, click here).

We ask for the fasting and prayers of our family and friends today and throughout the week.

The surgery on Wednesday will begin at 7:30am and is supposed to last for about 5 hours. She will be operated on by both a neurosurgeon and a craniofacial plastic surgeon. They will operate by making a zig-zag incision from ear to ear (removing all of her beautiful hair first:(), removing parts of her skull, putting the head back together in a different way using plates and screws that will dissolve months after the surgery.

Caroline will then need to be in the PICU for about 4-5 days.

This surgery was scheduled for the end of March but was changed at the last minute because she was a little sick. Now, Caroline has again been cleared by her cardiologist (heart doctor) and pulmonologist (lung doctor) and is a strong as she'll ever be for this.

We're obviously filled with nervousness and trepidation. But, we have been thinking about this surgery for months now, received several opinions from different doctors, and ultimately feel like this is what should be done and all will be well.

We'll give you updates throughout her hospital stay; we'll also try to post a pre-op photoshoot before Wednesday.

Thanks in advance for your concern and love.

8 comments:

  1. We will be praying for you. Hope everything goes smoothly.

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  2. My heart, thoughts, prayers, and love are with you now, and always. I hope all goes well for your family through this experience. Sending lots of love and well wishes your way...Suzanne

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  3. Chris and I will be praying for you. We hope all goes well and wait for the good outcome.

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  4. Our prayers will be with you three and Caroline's doctors.

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  5. We'll be praying for Caroline and both of you to have peace and strength. You can call from the hospital anytime if you need to chat. love you.

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  6. Our prayers are with you! Good luck.

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  7. Sending lots of love to you and your family. Our hearts and prayers are with you... love the John's

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  8. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We think about you so often and fasted for you this past week. Our love to all of you.
    Robert and Sharon Lang

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