Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Dr. Proctor (the nuerosurgeon) just came out to give us an update. Sarah is stable and doing well. Surgery is progressing along. He did report it did take some time to get to bone and there were a couple of tears in the Dura (covering of the brain) but that he was able to stitch them up and feels it won't cause a problem. Tears in the dura happen easier during subsequent surgeries, the risk is that spinal fluid will leak out. Like he said though they have been repaired and they will watch them closely. He reports they were able to advance the forehead about 11 milimeters and that they are now working on repairing the boney defects (gaps in her skull). Dr. Proctor reports Dr. Meara (the plastic surgeon) estimates the surgery portion being completed in about an hour and a half.
Posted by Sarah Jeffers at 8:00 AM