"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Amazing surgery results...

Monday's surgeries were a  big success.  Corban's surgery began shortly after 7:30am and he came out around 10:15am.  Tegan went back about 10:45am and came out around 1:30pm.  Both came out of anesthesia easier than last time.  Corban couldn't sit still in his bed by dinner time and ate a decent dinner.  Tegan, on the other hand, was still not interested in food till about 9pm but they were able to give him oral pain meds and he kept them down, so that is a huge change from last time. 

Dr B was able to remove a nice portion of Corban's back Nevus, down to just below the waistline. And it's amazing how different Corban looks without the cute spot in the middle of his forehead - makes me miss it already. Check out the before and after of this back: 

And without the spot on his forehead:

Dr Bauer did some amazingly, creative work on Tegan.  Tegan's left eyebrow was enveloped with Nevus.  I had briefly wondered what should be done with it, completely remove it, leaving him with no eyebrow or leave the eyebrow with the Nevus under it.  Who knew there was a third option, well Dr B did.  Since Tegan's tissue expander was just above the eyebrow, on his right side, Dr Bauer made the incision in the middle of his right eyebrow (taking it down the middle, the long way) and shifted it over to make him a new left eyebrow - how amazingly, creative is that? I had never even thought of that as a possibility.  God gave Tegan deep eyebrows for a reason!!! I can't wait till everything is healed so it can better be seen.  We are completely amazed and grateful for Dr Bauer and his expertize. Without further ado here is Tegan, before and after:

Wow, look how much he has "grown up" in the past 3 months. The "before" pic was taken in December. He has gone from "baby face" to big boy. 

 We have many stitches that we will have to take out next week.  All of Corban's and some of Tegan's.  Once again, I am thankful for nurses, who go to our church, that are willing to assist us! So appreciative that God know just who to put in our lives.


Pictures of our Journey to bring Tegan and Corban home!