I will post more about why Brian is having the jaw/facial reconstruction and post pics, but the date has been set to have the surgery for November 5, 2009. I am so excited for him, yet very nervous for him. It is a major ordeal he has to go through, but the outcome will be awesome. He is already a handsome, young man, but he is going to be even better!!!
My name is Debbie. I am married to Mike and the mom to three wonderful boys Brian, 24 yr, Nico, 14yo, and Luca 9. This blog started during the adoption journey of Luca, who came home in 2008. Brian was adopted from the US in 1992 and Nico was adopted from Guatemala in 2003. I live in Troy, Missouri. We also have a dog, 3 spoiled cats, and a flock of chickens. We are a homeschooling family. I love all the precious time with my children. I am adding additional blogs as our lives change. I started a blog detailing Brian's condition, congenital myasthenia, to help others. I am now starting a blog to document our homeschooling years. While I plan now (2016) to try to keep up with the other blogs I am also adding Wildtree!
Date: May 1, 2010
Age: 18 years old
Weight: 100 pounds
Mestinon: 60 mg 4 x's a day, 180 mg time release overnight
General health: has had a good run, recovered from wisdom teeth extraction with flying colors, complains of his upper back hurting (spinal fusion when he was 5 yo). Does great when he takes his medicine on time. We can tell when he forgot to take it. Jaw reconstruction scheduled for Nov. 2009. Second jaw reconstruction scheduled for June 17, 2010. Back surgery to fuse the lower spine scheduled for Oct. 28, 2010.