Ashlyn with her surgery bears that have the same bandages
Ashlyn & Dr. Farrior before taking the bandages off
Before picture of Ashlyn's left ear (kind of a bad pic)...only a little bit of her ear was fixed on the outside of this ear near the bottom. This was the ear that had major surgery in March to remove the cholesteatoma. This time he only had to chip some bone growth away that occurred and fix an air pocket that formed in her ear drum. He said there was no disease in this ear anymore!
Here is the after picture of Ashlyn's left ear. We have to put 6 drops of antibiotic ear drops in her ear 3 times every day and cannot get the ear wet for 6-8 weeks.
Here is the before picture of Ashlyn's right ear. The doctor explained that it was an underdeveloped ear and lacked cartilage in parts of her ear.
This is the after picture of Ashlyn's right ear. It was pretty swollen still since there was a lot of stuff done on it. He has three focal points that he tries to get the distance from the head to the outside of the ear and he said all three focal points matched perfectly. Can't wait until the swelling goes down!
Wish I had a before picture of this because this would be the best picture of all to show the differences between the two ears. Other than the swelling on the right ear, the ears look very similar now. Amazing what Dr. Dean Davis did!
Kalia at Sonny's with us and her parents
Aunt Kara and Kalia
Kaylyn, Kalia, & Aunt Kara. Kaylyn was so happy to finally get to be near Kalia since we are pretty sure she is no longer contagious!
Aunt Kara & Kalia doing sacks of potatoes (and Uncle Chris to the side)
Ashlyn finally got to take her hair out of those awful rubber band ponytails. They shaved her hair behind each ear, but her hair grows so fast, it will be nothing. Also, she has to wear these bands around for 6 weeks to prevent her ear snagging on anything and "ripping". The doc told us to get a sweat band, but I think the cloth headbands are much cuter ;-) Now, I just can't wait until we can wash her hair. I have a feeling we'll be using a lot of the powder shampoo since we can't get her ears wet.