Saturday, May 9, 2009
We are ecstatic at the results!!
At our followup on Thurs, Dr. G said that
we only need one more surgery. Due to
all our schedules we are looking at August
to get the cheek implant (slides through
the upper portion of the mouth to fill in
the cheek area) and insertion of fat into
the upper eyelid. I offered for Dr. G to use
my fat but he said that wouldn't be happening.
Not sure where he's gonna find an ounce of
fat on Taylor...but I guess we have 4 months
to fatten him up!
A picture with our wonderful hosts before we
took off Thursday afternoon for home...
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Bryan flies in at noon tomorrow and Tay's
appointment is at 3. We will know more then!
I can't imagine that Dr. Genecov won't give
the thumb's up to send us home for a couple of months
until he is ready
to start on surgery #2 (it's a series of 3).
Hugs to you all........
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
and didn't get up til almost noon!
Must have worked for him tho....
He had the energy to entertain me! Woohoo!
and he was up to
going with me
to be the passenger as
long as we drove
at a slow........
if he could ride in the front seat....
could throw some Oakley's on his sweet face....
and make a Guitar Center stop!!!
On the way we dropped Oliver to daycare
so he could hang with his
"pups" (peeps in puppy language) and that
wore him out for the rest of the night.
Tay is on the couch with me as we speak.
Feels much better.
Seeing the boys personality again. We are happy campers!
He ate fried rice from Pei Wei and even
had a couple of bites of dessert.
I think he's coming back to us!!
Bryan made it home safely where
he said it was 82 and blue skies!
Guess he spent some time on the Goldwing before he has to turn around and make his way back to us on thursday...
We'll see you tomorrow!!
Monday, May 4, 2009
drainage tube removed. It's about a 45 minute drive
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Question of the day!
Well, some better. He did eat half a can of chicken noodle soup and had some protein shake. Good news, I guess, is that he's losing a little weight. (LOL) He got up for a little bit (5 minutes) in the living room to hang with his family, and then it was back to bed. All in all though, I think he is doing some better.
This first pic shows how incredible the comparison of the temple looks as well as the bottom eyelid. Wow!
However, we still have a swollen jaw...
but that shall pass!
Monday. 10 a.m. (tomorrow)
Dr's visit and the tube gets pulled!
This is the first step to feeling better.
Tay can hardly wait!
Next post will be after the Dr's visit.
Thanks for all your prayers.
We are grateful for each of you.
So... Here we go....
Taylor had a fair night. Said he was up a couple of times, couldn't sleep. He's got his computer and phone handy so I'm sure he was able to get a "Scrubs" episode under his belt.
He's drank a little apple juice and half a can of chicken noodle soup. Due to the hole in his mouth, he's decided he can't eat anything...just the soft stuff. Maybe some chocolate pudding would be a good idea?
His aunt wants to make him some chewy, chocolate brownies... I suggested she make them up, not cook them, and he can just eat the batter. Have to be with a spoon though... no straw - Dr's Orders.
The main difference today is the fat, chipmunk cheek that he acquired during the night. Looks like he had a wisdom tooth pulled!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Skip ahead 16 years.....
Due to the radiation treatments, Taylor's left temple did not grow while the rest of his bones grew at a normal rate. This created a groove at the temple and the face to not be symmetrical. The lower left eyelid has began to droop even though this was corrected when in 5th grade. The other concern is the upper eyelid to have more mobility.
So now you know what has landed Taylor at Forest Park Medical Center, Dallas, TX
in the hands of Dr. David Genecov.
Taylor prior to surgery ... chilling and texting.......
Pre-Op: Taylor had to be stuck twice to find a vein...
The surgery lasted about 2 and a half hours.
Not pictured is the huge hole at the roof of Taylor's mouth. It's about the size of 1/3 of the pinky finger. They use the mouth tissue to fill in the bottom lid. They do this by cutting inside the eyelid (from side to side) and putting the tissue in that area. After suturing the lid, sutures were put in place to pull the area up and taped to the forehead. This will give the area time to heal properly.
More to come..........