Well, I've done the usual things today... put away all the Christmas decorations, made dinner, did some laundry, took H. in to the plastic surgeon's because of something disturbing going on with her skin only to discover that the skin was splitting and the expander was showing through.
I'll give you a minute to get over your squeamishness at the whole thought of this. I have to take deep breaths regularly.
What does this mean? Well, the expander under her left scalp is now lost. I'll save you the gruesome details about what some of the possibilities are, but at least we are not headed back into surgery immediately. We will keep our original surgery date of Feb. 2 and try to get as much skin as possible grown with the forehead expander. In the meantime, I need to keep gauze applied to the two (!) openings around the left expander.
February 2 cannot come soon enough.