Today was Jackson's appointment with Dr. Hollier. He's a cranial, facial specialist. He told us that Jackson has Craniosynostosis (his skull has fused together, when this happens the bones stop growing.) Over a long period of time this would restrict brain growth and cause brain damage. He will have a CT scan on Monday and than we'll see Dr. Megahead. Jackson will have to have surgery at around 9 months. They wait till 9 months because this is a pretty major surgery, and his skull will be easier to sculpt by then. He'll probably start to look a lot worse until he has surgery. After surgery he'll have to stay in the hospital at least a week. Then my guess is he'll have to wear a helmet till he heals, I'm not sure. The doctor said he'll have a scar from ear to ear across the top of the head (and may need another surgery as he gets older for cosmetic reasons).
We are not as worried as we might should be. We have so much faith in the Lord. We know that he wants the same things in life, for Jackson, that we as parent do. We are so lucky to have been given such a beautiful and happy baby boy. What a blessing to be given the gospel and have the knowledge that we do.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Posted by Chauntel at 7:28 PM