Alexander and Lily

Alexander and Lily

Friday, August 14, 2009

Head Bandage Off

Surprisingly, Lily left her head bandage on for 3 days. So today we took the bandage off. She sat so still while I was unwrapping the gauze. It probably felt good to get that big heavy bandage off. As soon as it was all the way off, she started grabbing at her ears so we had to put the pilot cap back on. You can see the bump under her skin where the magnets are. I don't think it's too bad, but Dr. Kang said it is still swollen. Once the swelling goes down, he said the bumps will be more noticeable.

Lily still isn't quite back to herself yet. She is fine during the day, but in the evenings she gets dizzy and sick. The past 2 nights her eyes move back and forth quickly (like she is dizzy) when I lay her down to change her diaper. Then shortly afterward she vomits. Her balance is also much worse than before surgery. When she is sitting and she turns to look at me, she looses her balance and falls over. She is also much more unsteady when crawling and pulling up to stand than before surgery. We took her back to the doctor today to make sure there are no complications. Dr. Kang is a little concerned about the dizzy eye movement. He told us to just watch her to see if it keeps happening. We have another appointment with him next Thursday. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

First bath after surgery

Taking the bandage off

Unwrapping the gauze

The bandage is finally off! Look how tight it was on there.

One of the incisions (still covered with a steri-strip). Can you see the magnet under her skin?

The pilot cap is back on


  1. I'm so sorry to hear that she's not feeling up to par. I hope that her balance and dizzines improves. I will keep praying for her!!

  2. Wow, I can't believe she is having the balance issues...Drew's actually improved after surgery. I hope she's feeling better soon!

    You can also see Drew's magnets under his head. At first you could really tell, but now that he actually has hair, you can just feel them, but if you don't know they are there you really can't see them at all.

    Hope she's doing better today and the dizziness subsides.

  3. Happy to hear the bandages have come off and we will keep praying for a speedy recovery!

  4. She's adorable, bandages and all! Keeping her in my prayers.

  5. Keep us posted on how she is doing. We will say a prayer for her.

  6. Glad to hear the surgery was such a success! Sad to hear about the dizziness and sickness! I will keep you all in my prayers and hope everything gets better real soon!