Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Upcoming Surgery

Almost two years ago Ashton had his last of four surgeries. For most of you who don't know Ashton had a massive brain bleed when he was born. He underwent immediate life-saving surgery for which we are so grateful. To make a complete recovery from this surgery means that his skull needs to be patched up. He had two cranioplasties in the year following that initial surgery, neither of them took, so he still has a gaping whole in his skull.So, for the last two years we have had very little to worry about with Ashton...But know that it is confirmed that the last cranioplasty using bone morphogenic protein II didn't take and know that he is getting older and crazy rambunctious as expected for an almost three year old (getting his head stuck in his bed slats, falling down the stairs, flipping over in a runaway stroller in the seaworld parking lot, smacking his head a wooden chest), it's time to take action and make sure no future accidents cause permanent damage. He is scheduled to have surgery on May 24 (tissue expansion we opted to do for a scar revision) and cranioplasty on June 16 (this time with titanium rods and methylmethacrylate). Of course I am nervous and anxious, but I am trusting in God. I love the power of prayer, the sweet assurance of the Holy Spirit, for my knowledge of a loving Heavenly Father who knows us and of course for priesthood blessings. We can do this!!!

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