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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Revision

This shows how the pin was moved on the left side in an effort to relieve the tremendous pain KT was experiencing for the first two weeks. It worked wonders! The Dr. believes that because she has no jaw joint (her jaw just "floats" in there), the movement of the distraction was pushing muscle, bone, and nerves, backwards into the skull and pinching it all; maybe even the occipital nerve, which is the nerve that causes migraine headaches. Thus, the left half of her face was hurting so bad all the time.

The only downside to this is that she'll have another scar, but Dr. Gordon says he can make that invisible once we finish with all the surgeries. To have KT feel like doing things and going places is so worth having to have undergone an extra surgery.  CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.
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1 comment:

  1. It's so wonderful to hear the procedure was successful. What an ordeal this has been. Yeah for good moments.

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