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Dr Lewin - 4:25pm

posted Apr 25, 2011, 4:32 PM by Manny Wilke   [ updated Apr 25, 2011, 5:27 PM ]
Dr Lewin has finished up most of her portion of the ear and she has some concerns about the earlobe part, but everything else looked good. We definitely have to plan a revision surgery, so now the lobe part is more of a "ball" which will be connected later. This will give the appearance that his ear is more vertical now - but eventually, it will be at a slant. Who knew ears were at a slant?! Apparently, Manny has very thin skin so she had to take skin from different places than originally expected, as she has to plan in advance for the August surgery skin grafting too. Being bilateral really complicates things. Dr Lewin is going back to check his palate for other issues due to his syndrome and also burn off that molluskum stuff (sorta like warts - yuck - he and Abers have it).
We are trying to think about the revision surgeries - they may not be able to combine it afterall - outer with inner. So, we may be looking at 2 major surgeries and 2 minor surgeries - but atleast it's not 7 - yet, I wish it were only 2.
We have not seen pictures of Manny's ear yet. My guess is that we'll be able to see him in an hour or two? Not sure. (We are 2 hours behind here - so this is 4:25 Cali time - 6:25 WI time).
Thanks to our entire families for watching over our boys while we are away.  Thank you for the continued support. Oh, and apparently we were on NBC 15 today and maybe tonight? Hmmm. Stay tuned for that greasy hair, messy house, unmatched outfit situation :)