Avery's back after surgery
Well, Avery just made it out of surgery and is doing very well. Surgery took about 4 and 1/2 hours.The plastic surgeon had a tough time closing up her back since she didn't have a lot of skin to work with. The neurosurgeon said that on the ultrasound that was taken after she was born was showing pockets of fluid or something in the thoracic area of her spine. They are going to get the MRI that was done in Philadelphia to see if there are any changes. Dr. Garton (surgeon) also is concerned with the chiari malformation, which is at the base of the cerebellum and is pulling on her spine. Still a lot of things to look at, but we are one step ahead. They also told us Avery will have to be on her tummy for 3 weeks. She will be able to come home before then, but will have to stay on her tummy. They have a special carseat that is more like a car bed that she will ride in. As soon as I'm able to see her I will post some pictures. It should be anytime.