Monday, March 8, 2010

Alyona's home-- surgery done

Sorry I have not been on lately.  More to come later.  For now, a quick update on Alyona.  She had her oral surgery this morning to remove the complicated upside down tooth.  It is something a bit rare.  It was growing upside down, root & all.  In addition, it was SO close to breaking into the sinus cavity, something had to be done.  So, it was decided it could not be put in the proper place & needed to be extracted.  appointment was at 8:30am and we got home around noon.  Of course, we had to stop for a post surgery treat.  A McDonald's milkshake.  She ordered chocolate.  She ate a banana in the car.  Alyona was a bit dizzy but that was to be expected.  She is on some heavy drugs to help w/ the pain.  No play for about 3 days they said.  She may or may not go to school tomorrow. Depends upon if she's still on codiene.  Recovery should be great and then onto the orthodontic part of this.  FAS(fetal alcohol syndrome) has many, many birth defects that are possible with it.  Dentist said she was really close to having a cleft palate.  I really don't know how they can tell that but apparently, they can.  Now, next surgery for her will be a tonsillectomy for the tonsil stones she gets.  We've done quite a few tonsillectomies in this house including mine.  One surgery done in this house.  We usually average about 5 to 6 surgeries a year in this house.  Last year we lucked out and only had two.  Anyhow, just wanted to let everyone know we are still alive and Alyona is doing well post surgery.  Very proud of her.  More updates to come later.  Warren is getting ready to take trash to the landfill.  Fun, huh?  Just kidding.  We've been on a mission lately to clear the clutter in this house so lots of spring cleaning and getting rid of stuff.  We're then going to take care of a broken windshield.  When Irina is home, Warren and I are getting the mini dossier notarized... finally.  Had some bumps last week.  A big bump named ALEX.  URGHH.  Again, tell more later.  When you have children with RAD and FAS, sometimes things go a little crazy and they take priority.  That is why I haven't written lately.  Concentrating on Alex for sure.  More back to normal here I hope.  More posts to come.  Enjoy your week. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy do i understand how you feel..Bless you, we deal with two with FAS on a daily basis . They both can have some pretty bad out burst and up set the whole family. I do pray for all the kiddos with Fas/ it is not there fault. But somedays i feel it's not my fault either..Then we move on and it gets better for a day or two..

    Big hugs to you ~~