What is the tape on my eyes for?
What is that tube coming out of my mouth?
Why is the tape white?
What are the blue towels for?
Dr Lewin answered each question, sometimes many times over until Molly was satisfied. Molly's perseverance throughout all of this has been nothing short of remarkable. We're so very proud of her. She's had to wear a black head band with an ear cup since surgery, along with an incision on her waist line for the skin graft. She's taking it in stride and really shows a lot of character in her. She does milk it a bit, but that's totally ok with us. Here are some new pictures from today's appointment.
|Molly was ready for the bandage change and a nice hair wash.|
Black head band and ear cup off...
|Our first look at her new ear...|
|Molly's first full look at her new ear, a little unsure...|
|Getting a nice hair wash...|
|Grumpy after mom combed the knots out of her hair...|
|Erin braided Mollys hair to keep it our of the way more...|
|Dr Lewin applying bacitracin to the new ear...|
|A little seaweed for the direct ear contact...|
|Applying the new ear mold for protection...|
|All ready to go home...|
The ear will look purpleish for the next week or so, then should pink up around the next appointment, finally settling in to her natural skin color. We'll keep this blog updated as we go!