Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cranial Vault Reconstruction

Our other option was the CVR "Cranial Vault Reconstruction".  This surgery is at least 6 hours long.  She would most likely need a blood transfusion.  This will get pretty graphic.  What they would do is make an incision from ear to ear (the entire length of a headband).  They would open her scalp completely, remove her skull and reform it on a table in the operating room.  As they reform her skull they would cut open some areas, put plates and screws to connect other areas.  They, then, would put her skull back over to protect her brain and close the incision.  Intense SLIGHTLY

We honestly didn't have a clue what we wanted to do.  Both surgeries were equally dangerous.  We went home and started praying about what decision was best for our little one.

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