We don't need to see the doctor again for 2 to 3 months, unless we feel we need to see her sooner. She is also just a phone call or email away.
We were able to meet another family at the office who is new to the Microtia world. They have an adorable 2 week old daughter and were meeting with the doctor for the first time. I was able to show them B's ear and talk with them about our experience and answer any questions they had. I just love being able to share our story and help out other families in their journey. I pray I get more opportunities to help out others and be able to be an encouragement in such a time of worry and overwhelming emotions .
I mean... look at this guy... he's such a cutie!!!
I look back at everything we have been through the past 4 years (oh my, he will be 4 in a couple weeks...seriously, where did the time go?) Through it all, we had so many questions and worries. We did a TON of research. We contacted other families who were in the same situation. We met with doctors and specialists.
Other than that, we just lived our lives making sure that B was treated the same as everyone else. We never "shielded" his 'little ear'. It was a part of who he was and we were proud of it. Praise the Lord he developed fine and has the cutest personality! Making the decision for surgery was probably the hardest decision we had to face. We are so thankful we did, especially because he his healing so great!
Now, it's just time for me to 'relax' and not be so paranoid about his new ear. I know bumps and bruises are imminent, especially with a little boy. This is a whole new range of emotions and 'worries' for me. Now it isn't the stress of a surgery, it is about protection and healing. This is a whole new growing experience for me and I am daily working on putting my full trust in God!
Thank you for your prayers with us on this long 4 year journey!