I have been amazed lately how great all of Beckett's surgery sites are looking. He has six incisions, and they all look wonderful. I haven't posted pictures of what the defect looked like before surgery, but feel the need to do that today. I feel I have been hiding this picture because, quite honestly it has hard to look at. However, before Beckett was born as I searched and searched blogs of other little ones with SB, I desperately wanted to know what we would be facing. I hope these pictures help others know a little of what they may expect.
Here IT is before surgery
And after as it healed for the next several days
Healing very nicely!
Beckett also had a temporary shunt (EVD) to drain CSF outside the body so they could monitor the amount and use that to make a decision about the necessity of the permanent shunt.
Here are the 2 incisions from that.
Also healing very nicely
And then the shunt and the 2 head incisions and one belly
And now no scab and looking great!
We are so thankful for how well Beckett is doing. We go Sept. 1 for a head CT scan and visit with the neurosurgeon. I feel a little apprehensive for this appointment as I hope to get the reassurance from the medical standpoint that he is doing as wonderful as we see each day. A little prayer for continued good news and expectations would be appreciated.
Here are some pictures from a little photo shoot Beckett and I had this morning.
We also begin physical therapy tomorrow morning. Our PT, Ellen, will come tomorrow to evaluate and do her first sessions with Beckett. He will receive these services once a week for one hour. We'll see what she thinks about his wild, kicking legs and feet! :)