Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jaw Surgery A Success

I know I should have posted this sooner, but Brian's jaw surgery was a success. He was in the hospital for 4 days. I visited him again after he went home to his dad's and he was doing great. He was up and around and eating soups and ensure. He had his checkup with the doctor on Friday and they have him wearing rubber bands. This is too keep his jaw closed together. The muscles on his face also have to retrain themselves to close his mouth together. He can now sleep via his nose and not his mouth all the time.

He said he feels great. We are going to lunch on Monday, we get pizza and salad, he gets soup...but that's okay, we are excited to see him after a week as the swelling was still there last week.

I will be taking more pictures. Hopefully these I'll be able to post because as promised, I told him no swollen jaw pictures on the blog.

He is so brave!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jaw Surgery Nearing

The day is drawing closer for Brian's jaw surgery. Last week we visited the regular dentist for his teeth cleaning. We also visited the orthodontist to have the wires put on his braces just in case they have to wire his jaw shut. The words from the surgeon, "We won't wire it, unless it breaks wrong." GREAT!

I have great faith in this surgeon to do a fantastic job. As always I am worried about Brian going under anesthetic and recovery. He is strong now though and will do fine. I can't wait to see my precious son when it is all over with. Brian has endured so much through out his life. I am very proud of him and how far he has come. As with many children I know he could always do more and wish he had applied himself more at certain times. However, Brian is a very good kid and stays out of trouble. I couldn't ask for more than that. He is maturing and growing up.

Please keep Brian in your prayers as we embark on a change. Prayers that he can handle the change that will occur as it will change his face, but only for the best.