Emma will have her next lot of surgery in approximately three weeks time. She will be in ICU for the first week and then another week in the general ward. I don't think Stuart and I were prepared for the size of this surgery. They have to break her jaw in the middle of her chin and basically open her face up like a book. She will have a tracheotomy in for a week and be fed through a tube in her nose. I honestly thought I was going to vomit when the doctor was explaining all this to us. My body went warm and I felt awful. There is the chance that she will lose all feeling on the left side of her lower face and not be able to feel her teeth.
I think I was in shock but this is the only option we have.
I guess I will be praying madly for the next three weeks that her surgery will go without any problems.
Poor little Emma has a real attitude at the moment too, she is being a bit of a drama queen (as the doctor put it) but I feel that is because she is absolutely terrified and does not know how to deal with it. My heart breaks knowing how my poor little munchkin must be feeling.
Ok I will be back with more at a later date.
Oh before I forget I am now a DT member for mad about scrappin, great bunch of women and loads of inspiration.
There is also a cyber crop this weekend for Scrap of Difference, head on over and give some of the challenges a go. Prizes to be won for all the challenges.....