Friday, January 07, 2005

Heading in the Right Direction...

We weren't really sure what direction to go after the news of Rachel's plastic surgeon leaving, so I called and left a message for the Craniofacial Team coordinator to seek her advice. She returned my call Thursday morning and spoke to Steven. She was very reassuring that our case would be taken care of and obviously prioritizing patients would be a must when it comes to surgery. She also said that the plastic surgeons work on one another patients all the time, so for us to have Dr Lehocky start Rachel's process and another surgeon finish, wouldn't really be that big of a problem. So we decided to go ahead and have Dr Lehocky perform the surgery.

The surgery scheduler called this afternoon, and unfortunately, the person did confirm for their surgery on the 12th. So Rachel will have her surgery on Wednesday, January 26th. We actually are going to be seeing Dr Lehocky on January the 11th for a pre op appointment.

One neat thing, is that my sister-in-law and brother-in-law will be here visiting from Oregon during that time. My sister-in-law has been such a wonderful source of encouragement and support and has been so good in calling and checking on us, and praying for us, and I'm happy she'll be here to see Rachel before surgery and the amazing difference after surgery. LOL...that's assuming Rachel looks as good after this surgery as she did last time.

Okay, good, we've got a date. At least I feel like we're heading in the right direction and not left stranded on the side of the road.

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