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In OR at 8:50am Cali time

posted Jan 17, 2012, 9:34 AM by Manny Wilke
Manny took his sleepy juice and got to chill out on daddy's lap for about 45 minutes prior to the docs taking him back at 8:50am. While he was suprised with a new Valentine's cuddly bear today, he chose to be comforted with his white buluga whale from many years ago at the Shedd Aquarium, and use his new Spiderman sweatshirt as his blanket (we forget his blanket at home...oops). We have the same anesthesiologist again, Dr Champeau, which is great - he was his doctor for both of the other surgeries. His family is from Green Bay and Sheboygan. The surgery will take approximately 2 hours. This time, surgery is actually at the California Ear Institute clinic, not the Waverly Surgery Center like last time.
At this time we expect repair to the inner right ear. We hope that they will fix the canal, repair the eardrum, and put in a prosthetic stapes/ossicles in middle ear. This should improve his hearing and help with the continual infection he seems to be getting. But, we'll find out what they actually do and to what ear later.....