Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day of Deliverance

Look...that bear was scared stiff by Faith's distractors.
Early this morning waiting for the OR time.
Mom can you hurry up and get these things off of me.
Oh the things that happen when mom and dad aren't around.
Stunned with amazement, Faith can't believe they are gone.
Left side which had to be redone a couple of times, but it's done.
A quick side profile so you can see the difference.
Today...our day of joyous celebration.  After more than 3 months (supposed to be 6 weeks), Faith's distractors were removed and she is happy as a lark (not really sure how happy larks are)...a happy little camper.  It took her a little while to get into the OR, but once there the procedure was very fast and easy with no issues.  When Jesi and I went to see her in recovery, she was awake and immediately smiled at us.  What an awesome feeling it must be for her...we quickly got to experience the ease of dressing her more stretching clothing over her distractors.

Faith is now 25 lbs and 33 1/2" tall...and she would be taller with her back straightened out.  She is getting big.  Now begins the work of learning to eat by mouth again.  Oh, I should not forget.  We met a little girl beside us who had a jaw distraction a couple of years ago and you could barely tell except some small scars.  She didn't have all of the trouble, but it was nice to see how well she progressed.

A progression with pictures to recap will be coming so you can see how much different Faith looks.


  1. Bravo.... Seeing the pics of the distractors... wow.... that must have been a tough 3 months. Praise GOD they're gone and WORKED!

  2. Faith looks FABULOUS!!! A true testament to God's love and mercy and to Faith's faithful family and the power of prayer!

  3. You must be so relieved to finally have the distractors gone and Faith looks wonderful.