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Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Ears Day!

A MOST UNBELIEVABLE DAY 
IN THE LIFE OF KATIE
Paul Tanner putting on the final touches Friday.  Note: KT was not allowed to see the real ears until he was completely done.
Once he was finished, Katie was allowed to turn around and see her final ears for the first time.  The photo above and below captured her reaction from two different camera angles.  You can just SEE the joy in her soul.  It was a very emotional moment for all of us!
 Then, she got to hang some earrings on those new ears!  This is where joy intersected with pure pleasure.  


By the time we got home, Grandma had posted this sign in the front window of her house, declaring it a HAPPY NEW EARS DAY!  There has been nothing but rejoicing since.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Day 2 of Ear Week

We spent a long day at the Huntsman Cancer Institute where Paul Tanner's medical artistry is practiced.  Katie didn't mind the tediousness of all the aligning, adjusting, and talking to the news crew.  These wax ears are just preliminary, but even so, it was an emotional event to see her with ears on the side of her face for the first time ever!  Katie was all smiles, especially as she hung her first set of earrings to see how they looked. Friday will be another long day to finalize everything.


Ear Week!

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This blog episode is all in pictures.  I hope you can follow the process.  




It's pretty fascinating!   Katie is EXTREMELY excited about these ears!  The surgery to expose the new implants from under the skin went very well yesterday. She has only had a small headache today.  KSL TV will be airing a special segment on Katie getting her ears this weekend.  We'll post the time when we find out.