After a year long break, I guess it is time to start again. I am referring to Dennis having surgery, beginning with new tubes this Tuesday. He should be in and out before afternoon, as long as the anesthesia goes well. I know that tubes require only light sedation but Dennis still throws up-- so I'll bring an extra change of clothes just in case.
About two weeks later he will be undergoing an hour and a half lower lid surgery which will require a skin graft from the area right above his clavicle. Thankfully this too will be an outpatient surgery. About six weeks after that, Dennis will have a similar surgery for his upper eyelid.
My hope is to have this all done before school starts in August-- with a new prosthetic in place!
As for Alex-- I hope that I can get an appointment this week for his leg braces. His newest pair which are a year old have rubbed off a patch of skin on the top of his paralyzed foot and caused a huge blister on his heel. Thankfully he can't feel it, but if he did he might not have let it get so bad. We'll never know. I am having him wear his old braces but the straps are falling apart. I wish that he had two pairs-- one for play and one for school-- you better believe I am going to ask. He will see the Spina Bifida clinic in a few weeks.