"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 10, 2012

Will it fall out tomorrow - very likely...

His fragile skin has not been able to withstand the weight of the expander and the skin began to separate in the three weakest places today.  It went from no apparent separation to larger than expected gaps, overnight.  From the looks of it, we will be lucky of the expander doesn't "fall out" tomorrow. 

I am not looking forward to this.  It was hard enough removing the Tegaderm tape, this evening, to clean up the seeping that has come from the openings.  Seeing the expander peeking through just made my heart sink.  I cried right along with Tegan as I slowly peeled the Tegaderm off. It broke my heart that he, we are going through this. 

But with God by our side, we will make it through.  He will heal and we will restart the process again this fall.

Below is a picture of what the area looks like tonight.  It is not for the faint of hearts so if you get queasy, easily, don't look.

The red areas is where the expander is showing through.  As you can see, there is only a small piece of skin left, holding it in. Lord, please grant me the strength to face dealing with this when it is time to remove the expander. This has been the hardest thing to face in this entire, crazy, journey.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Tracy I'm crying with you! God bless you with the strength to help and comfort your baby! And that little teagan what a trooper! God please have mercy!


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