Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Our Poor Baby
My sister-in-law came into town today to help us out. We are SO thankful she did. We took the Genius for her check up. It was all kinds of terrible. First, the plastic surgeon had some emergency procedures and was running 2 hours behind. So we sat for about 2 hours waiting and waiting. That was the nice part. We went back and they pulled out all 40+ of her stitches and every single one had embedded in her skin. Every single stitch caused her to scream in pain. She laid there on the table with her big blue eyes silently begging her daddy to help her. It was TERRIBLE! She was screaming and I was bawling. Then he wanted to re-open her nose wound. My husband told me I better sit down and I was so glad I did. He basically took a scalpel and scraped off all the skin that was healing. He took more pictures and then showed us the pictures of the night of the accident. We had seen her then, but these were the pre-surgery pics. We had no idea the extent of the damage until we saw these. They literally took my breath away. They were awful. I just feel SO darn bad for our Genius. She is so obedient and even when they were hurting her she did just what they said. She was shaking and screaming and hyperventilating. To top it off.. she gets to do this ALL again after her skin graft. This really stinks. To make it even better.... we learned she is allergic to band-aid adhesive. So, all the clean parts of her nose are now blistering and bleeding. I am sorry. I know this sounds down, but it was so sad. I want all this behind her and I want to make it all better for her. Her next surgery will be next week sometime. Please keep our girl in your prayers.