We made it safely to Dallas this morning. Francesca and I are NOT morning people.
I have been trying to teach Francesca to say "uh-oh", but she says "ahhhhh-haaaa" instead. She said that a lot today as she stormed through the hospital in search of things to explore.
Here is the famous Dr. Fearon. He is amazing in his knowledge of kids with Aperts Syndrome. A lot of doctors actually cut off a finger digit because they don't know how to separate all the fingers, but Dr. Fearon always gets kids four fingers and a thumb.
This will be the last Francesca will be walking for about three weeks. She will have full leg casts and arm casts to protect her hands and feet. The surgery will be five hour with three surgeons working on her the whole time. They will have to take skin from her groin area for her fingers. Her last surgery was not too painful, but this one is not going to be fun.
Hotel dance party, toddler style.
Several people have asked me why Francesca's actually looks worse after her skull surgery. The doctor had to advance her forehead so that her brain would have room to grow. The front of her face is flat, so her forehead looks way out there. When she is much older she will have a mid-face surgery which will even things out.
Well, I gotta get to bed. We have to be at the hospital at 6 am! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!