Plea for Prayers: Baby Facing Major Neuro- and Plastic Surgery

Craniosynostosis – the coronal suture has prematurely fused
My ten month old grandson is a happy, quick, engaging little fellow who was born with the plates of his skull fused together prematurely. As a result, he is facing major surgery to cut the plates and reshape his head which has grown lopsided. Emmett’s surgery is on Wednesday Nov. 19 at 9am Eastern Standard Time. The surgery will take between 5-7 hours, but it could take up to 10 hours.
Details of the surgery are as follows: an incision is made from ear to ear, the skull is removed from the orbital bone to the centre of the head. After the neurosurgeon removes a piece of his skull that has fuse prematurely, a plastic surgeon will reshape the skull.  Then the surgeon will put it  back together using plates and screws which are made of a dissoluble substance. They use between 150-200 screws. There is a 50/50 chance Emmett will need a blood transfusion.   continue reading
Melanie Jean Juneau is wife and mother of nine children. The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life.She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9 
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4 thoughts on “Plea for Prayers: Baby Facing Major Neuro- and Plastic Surgery

  1. thank-you so much Emmett needed less morphine than usual and rather than being put into a coma, he SLEPT all night- the nurse in ICU has never seen this before- just starting to swell up but this morning he looked gorgeous,with symmetrical features and head

  2. Our neighbor boy had this done when he was about this age. He's a 20-something-year-old man now with only a scar that shows when he has his head shaved! He's preparing to go to medical school now and has never had another problem.

    Praying for your Emmett – that he will have as much success with this surgery as our neighbor did and for peace and joy for all of you.

    Lea

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