Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Dr. Meara just came out to let us know the surgery is now complete. He informed us that the two largest gaps in Sarah's skull were very large. He told us that one was 9cm x 4cm and the other 11cm by 4cm. With that being said he also told us that he was able to harvest alot of "good bone" from the back of her skull to cover these gaps. He couldn't say with certainty how much of this bone would "set" and hoped to get at least 80-90% set. There is a chance that after healing it may not cover as much as needed and more cranioplasty would need to be done. Everyone pray for 80-90% please!!!! He was unsure if she needed a blood transfusion as the anesthesiologist does that part. Dr. Meara thinks she will be here at least 3 days, more swelling is an issue. She has a drain placed to drain off access fluid and will where a head dressing for a few days. Dr. Meara was very pleased with how the surgery went and is very hopeful. He thinks that this was a necessary surgery especially due to the size of the gaps in her skull which appeared to be larger than originally thought. He told us we will be able to see Sarah in about a half hour.
Posted by Sarah Jeffers at 8:00 AM