okay guys, so layee had her post surgery appointment yesterday and had her small bandaging removed. her incisions look great. you can hardly see them at all now. you can still see a good bit of the shunts tubing throughout her body, but as i had mentioned before.. we are hoping she will grow out of it. Dr. Grabb says her head size hasn't shrunk (which is surprising because it appears smaller) but it hasn't grown any larger either which is great news! she is scheduled for another CT scan in two weeks to see how much fluid has drained and make sure the shunt is working properly. she has been given permission to go back to PT, so we are going to schedule her in to continue working on her muscle development. she will also resume speech therapy very soon. here are a few images i have posted for y'all of her healing incisions and the tubing..
|you can see the shunt really well here. it's quite prominent out of her head.|
|here's the first incision... if you can even spot it.|
|happy laylee and Nana|
|here's her abdominal incision. it is healed very nicely. once again, right above it going all the way up her chest.. the tubing is VERY prominent|
|here's the second incision on the back right side of her head. this seems to be the one that has the hardest time healing.. probably because she has spent allot of time on the back of her head since the surgery.|
|laylee, getting a smoochy from Nana.|
these are some gorgeous flowers that Tyler brought home for me yesterday after i got out of school. things have been really difficult for us with work, school and having baby laylee to make time for each other. so he decided he was going to make the romance happen. he surprised me with these roses and took the whole family out to an amazing dinner at red lobster where i ate some of the best Parmesan tilapia i have ever had. after which we came home and watched a movie together as a family. it was so awesome to get to spend time with every one. gave me a little break from school too.
to update on school, i am in mod D; which covers CPR certification, EKG testing, and the cardiovascular system. I am so excited because we get to dissect a heart in two weeks! i am so looking forward to slicing one up.. it is going to be an amazing experience! and i WILL be posting pictures and videos here as soon as i can!. For those of you who don't know, i got a 4.0 in my second modular! so that's two mods in a row i have maintained a 4.0 GPA! i am so proud of myself for working as hard as i have been. i LOVE what i am doing and am surprised at how passionate i have become about the human body and everything we are capable of. We have a new professor this mod. his name is Mr. Ken and he seems to be a truly amazing instructor. He is very strict, but thorough.. and I'm loving that, because i am such a detail oriented person. there is a lot to be covered in this month of college, so i won't be updating the blog as much as I'd like to; i promise to keep it updated with the most important and pertinent information.
thanks so much for keeping up with the Olsen fam guys!!! we love all of you!