After months of being told that Lincoln’s head was “normal” and that I shouldn’t be worried about it, my fears came true when a health nurse during Lincoln’s vaccinations told me that his head wasn’t normal. His soft spot had grown over early and I should get in touch with the head shape clinic at the hospital immediately.
A few days later we were at the Children’s hospital being told that if we had caught this earlier (from 0-4 months) Lincoln would have only needed a small surgery to correct it. Because he was 5 months old, he would need a more invasive surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis, his scalp would be cut ear to ear and his skull opened up and reconfigured to a proper round shape.
We went in for surgery on December 4th, surgery went very well and after time in the PICU and a few days in the hospital, lots of swelling and a ton of love from every doctor, nurse, and every other person that was checking in on Lincoln, we were able to go home.
He has healed incredibly fast and is doing so well. He now (to keep the shape of his “new” head) has been in his helmet for just about a month. He will wear his helmet until May.
Without the expertise and, as I said before, the love and incredible care he received from the Children’s hospital, life would have been very different.
I can’t say enough about how much gratitude I have for the Children’s Hospital, their doctors, nurses and rehabilitation employees involved with every step.
With this, I ask you to donate to this amazing place, God forbid you never have to find out how wonderful they really are, but if you do, you and your family with be put at ease knowing you are in the best hands possible!