Monday, November 29, 2010

Post Op Appointment - 12 Days Post Op

It's been 12 days since Rachel's surgery and today was our second post op appointment.

Our appointment was at 3:00 and we went anticipating a long way as usual. We even had visitors waiting in the waiting room for us - Joy, Aiden, and Lexi! It was great to see them, but our time together was short. We didn't even get a picture for our blogs! We waited 15 minutes in the waiting room and were called back to a room.

Here is one last picture with her nasal stents in. This picture really shows how skinny her face has become. I weighed her while in the office and she's lost 1 1/2 pounds since surgery. That's a lot of on a little body.Dr. Martin was very pleased with how things were healing up on the inside as well as the outside. So much so, that he took the stents out!!! Rachel started crying when he clipped some of the stitches. But she was relieved to have the stents out. We need to continue on a soft food/soft chewing diet, nothing crunchy, until we see him again in two weeks. Dr. Martin reminded us that her nose could swell up a little bit but it'd come back down. Her nostrils have also been stretched because of the stents, but in time they should lessen in size as well.

So our appointment went well, it was record time - in and out in forty minutes! And we return to be seen on December 13th, when perhaps her diet restrictions may be lifted, just in time for Christmas cookies!!!

7 comments:

Joy Howse said...

NO NOSE STENTS!!! WOO HOO!!! It was great to see you, even though it was record short wait time. Praying for Christmas cookies. :)

Liz said...

Beautiful!!!

Kim said...

Oh, what a relief to have those stents out! She looks fantastic despite the weight loss!

Carolyn said...

She looks beautiful!!! ~ so glad those weeks are behind you.

Darcy said...

Definitely glad to have this behind us!

When we saw our Plastic Surgeon back in August, he mentioned that this could be her last surgery for 8-10 years!

Kari Marchelli said...

She looks amazing! Glad to see she is doing so well.

Imdebidoo2 said...

I just cant believe the difference in her sweet face, just beautiful!!!!