Cleft Lift Aug. 25

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  1. Brandonw

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    Hey JacksDad! Thank you very much. I dont blame him one bit for wanting to get it over with lol. Hoping all goes well for him. Its coming up soon!
     
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    Thanks BrandonW. He's been down hard with the flu the past few days but is feeling better. We have an appointment with his knee surgeon today. Yes, in the middle of all this he had to have knee surgery in April 2014. Knee is recuperating nicely and he is recuperating from the flu so hopefully we are on track for surgery next week.
     
  3. Brandonw

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    Oh wow! well i hope he gets better. Alot to be going through. Thats tough. Glad to hear he is recuperating well.

    Day 10:
    Woke up feeling pretty well. Not as much drainage but have been using a thicker pad. Just got back from the appointment. About 45 min away from where i live. Took half a pain pill before i left. It was sore by the time i got there. It went well overall! She removed every other stitch and left a couple extra in the bottom. There may be a little spot down there thats why. I had a bit of sluff build up which isnt bad and she wiped it away with hydrogen peroxide. I just have to spread my cheeks more in the shower lol. She thought it looked good. I go see her next week again unless something comes up. She said it could open a bit but it should be manageable. Just have to call and tell her. I need to just keep an eye out for anything funky also. The ride home was even a bit longer so definitely a bit sore. Im gonna go lay down for a bit now. She said sitting is fine as long as its comfortable!
    Im just a bit nervous with the stitches coming out but thats just how i am i guess. My first surgery (the closed excision) my doc used all glue and it broke down after only the first week so thats why im just weary.
     
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    Brandon, you had the cleft lift with no drain right? I have to ask my sons doc where all his drainage went because we have had none whatsoever! I don't want to complain about it but it seems like everyone here has had some kind of drainage. Maybe the younger kids naturally absorb theirs?
     
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    Thats correct! It is possible that he just healed quicker and what not. Also depends on how much was taken out maybe? But you could ask thats interesting lol. Pretty nice though! I saw your other post and im glad school is going well for him!
     
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    Day 11:
    Today has been going pretty well. Had a decent amount of draining in the morning. Its mostly from the bottom of the incision. I think there is a small slit or something down there. The majority is still at night time also. The bathroom was a little rough today. Drank some trusty prune juice to get some smooth sailing goin lol. Its just difficult at times and its annoying because you dont want to do anything to hinder healing. Otherwise i feel pretty good today.
     
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    Glad you're doing well! The drainage has got to go somewhere, I wouldn't worry even if there was a small slit-it will close right back up.
     
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    Thank you! Ya thats what i figured. Im keeping positive!
     
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    Glad to hear your appointment went well.
     
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    Thank you Momof4!
     
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    Day 12:
    Some more drainage. Felling pretty good. I did call her office because the bottom of the incision had a bloody discharge when i woke up. I dont think thats normal but i could be wrong. I dont have a temp or any odd smells. It was more blood than serous fluid. Maybe from the skin im not sure.
     
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    Got a call from the on call doc and she said that can be normal as it can build up a bit. Then the pad can make it look like a lot more. So if it continually drains that then i should call back. Then they would get me in monday if needed. I just wanted to call to make sure :)
     
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    Day 13:
    Just been doin the usual. Still draining mostly at night. Ive been keeping up on the protein. Feel pretty good! Some odd pulls here and there along with the occasional soreness
     
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    Good, protein is good! And don't forget to take your vitamins!! ;)
    Glad to hear you're doin well. Are you able to sit yet?
     
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    Sure is. Yes i should be taking my vitamins. And i havent quite yet lol. Im to nervous lol. But i really should. Probably try my recliner. Seems like it would be comfy.
     
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    Brandonw, I had the cleft lift a couple years back and now am fully healed. If the drainage starts to get real light in color and light in density then go see the doc. Especially if you experience dizziness and/or fever. That is a sign of an infection. I had infection for a few days after my surgery but my surgeon got on top of it and fixed the problem.
     
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    Hey leist thank you for the response! The stuff that i have is still like a bloody one from the bottom and its darker. So if its light you know something isnt right (as well as some other signs). Glad to hear you are doing well!
     
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    Today would be day 14 i screwed up my counting lol.
    Im doing pretty good! Still draining. Looks to be the size of a pencil eraser at the bottom of the incision. That was said that it could happen. Just bothers me a bit just because all that ive been through before this procedure. Im still in good spirits though. May just take a bit longer.
     
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    Glad you are doing so well BrandonW! My son goes in at 0700 tomorrow for his cleft lift finally!
     
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    Thats awesome! Real happy for both of you. Can finally put all of this in the past.
     

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