"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

Sunday, March 4, 2012

More expander fills

We have completed two.3333 more expander fills on Tegan and one on Corban since my post a week ago.

Tegan is up to 115 cc's in his forehead and 250 cc's in the back of his head. 

Now what is the .3333 for? Well, we had to add a little to his neck expander today due to the expander bag appearing to collapse and ripple from the decreased swelling, which stretched his skin.  Unfortunately, what we added, did not seem to eliminate the ripple.  We are also concerned about a few areas of the Cellulitis areas - not happy with the color.  Currently, we are awaiting response from Dr. B on if this is normal healing or if these are areas we should be concerned about. 

Here is a picture of what his neck expander looks like as of today - forewarning, it looks nasty but only seems to cause him some discomfort when we lubricate it up, to keep it moist.

Our areas of concern are the small purple area below his ear where the ripple is pressing outwards and the larger dark purplish area on the bottom.

Corban's expanders are now up to 60 cc's in forehead and 655 cc's in each of his back expanders.  The kid has really become heavy with all the fluids.  We are about 85% filled on all of his expanders!!!!

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