We made it to Dallas and today was our round of doctor appointments to get ready for Carson’s surgery tomorrow. Our schedule got changed up and we met with Dr. Fearon first at his office. We were very happy with our visit. He said that Carson has very good hands and feet and that the separation should be pretty straightforward. He also is going to perform Carson’s cleft palette repair at the same time. He suggested that he perform a procedure to sew the corners of Carson’s eyes together to prevent his eyes from popping out anymore. We decided that was a good idea in light of the last time that happened. So we are all set for surgery tomorrow at 7:30 am.
Dr. Fearon suggested that on our next trip that he would perform the cranial vault surgery. He is going to consult with the neurosurgeon tomorrow to make a final recommendation on that. It’s a little bit of a change for our plans, but we suspected that he would be going this direction. The rest of the day was spent getting registered at the hospital, taking pre-op x-rays, photos, and measurements. It wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be. We were impressed though, that every person we spoke to at the hospital commented about how great Dr. Fearon is as a doctor. Sweet.
Our time here in Dallas has been very good so far. The hotel that the Children’s Craniofacial Association paid for us to stay in is great. And our free flight on the American Airlines Miles for Kids in Need program was a huge blessing as well. We also had the security manager for TSA at the SLC airport open a special lane just for us when we went through security at the airport. On top of all of that, so many people have been so good to us financially (you know who you are). Thank you to all of you. It’s so nice to just be focused on Carson and his needs and not to have to worry about everything else.
That’s all of the exciting news for now, more to come tomorrow after the surgery.