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Saturday, April 4, 2009


For the first time since he has been a Wright, Andy is sleeping with his eyes closed. He is in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and his recovery from Cranial Vault surgery has begun. He went into the operating room around 2:30 p.m. and came out some time after 8 o'clock. His skull has been completely reshaped today. The plastic surgeon said the surgery went very well. He is expected to be in intevsive care until sometime tomorrow and then will be moved to a regular room. All of his vital signs are very good. The doctors plan to remove the turban on Monday.

As you can see from the pictures, his bear had a similar surgery! :) That is a nice touch and I think Andy will appreciate it once he starts to return to normal.

Remember to click on the pictures to see them full size!


Marjorie said...

It's good to see that Andy is out of surgery and that it was a success. It's so hard to see them in ICU. :( I'm praying you all get a good night's sleep. Where you able to get a room at RMH?

Wright Family said...

Thanks for putting the link on the yahoogroup! We did not stay at RMH last night because they did not have room, but we are there now, at least Catherine and Ric and Amber are. I am staying with Andy to night in the ICU. All who have checked in on him tonight believe he will be moved to a hospital room tomorrow.

Marjorie said...

That is great! Your RMH looks very nice. They are so great to the families. They will take good care of everyone. I'm glad to hear he will be moved to a regular room soon. How is he doing this morning? Is he maintaining good pain control?

MississippiZen said...

Found your blog through the waiting child group. I just wanted to send my support and prayers. We have two daughters from China but our first daughter (age 12 now) was born with craniosynotosis. She had surgery at 13 mos. old. The transformation from the time she went in surgery and when she came out was nothing short of remarkable.
Your photos of your precious Andy brought back so many memories of those days after her surgery. Savanna was only the 12th case in the US to undergo the "experimental" surgery then. We were very fortunate to live near New Orleans and Dr. Nadell who had performed 4 of those cases prior to her surgery.

Many blessings to your family!