Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Break

Robbie is healing very nice and all is pretty much back to normal (almost). We notice a thicker area around the spot of the fracture and informed Dr R but dont think its anything bad. Since we went south under circumstances that were out of control a few weeks ago we decided to grab the whole family for spring break and head back down south to aunt Chrissy and uncle Joes house for some fun R and R.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Got home at 6:30am this morning and was surprised with snow. Doctors appointment yesterday went well and I think we were only there for 15 minutes. Dr R took out the tube and a couple stitches and basically since I am a pro at this now sent us on our way. I am to send pictures in a couple weeks unless I notice something wrong. Robbie told Dr R he likes him a lot and was so happy when we left to leave the tube behind. Attached are pictures of Sunday and Monday after his appointment. Swelling continues to look better daily.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day After

Robbies surgery was just over three hours yestersay and everything went really well. We left LA a little after 1pm and headed back North to stay with my sister. Dr R said the membrane bled like crazy when he cut it which is a very good sign of a healthy one. Robbie was a trooper like always, once we stopped to eat about a hour or so after leaving his spirits picked up alot. He started running a 101 temp last night and woke up with the same and is moving slowly and carrying his drain tube ball around in his hands, he was very upset about having the tube again.

In the pictures you can see in the front of the ear were the blood has leaked and dried. That is wear Dr R cut and pulled the tragus foward to make the shape of the ear hole smaller and not so round. I think it looks great. He has yellow gauze over most the middle ear and the incision was made in the middle to take out the fractured and put in the new medpor. The ear is swelling as expected and the back has pushed out and Im sure will continue to for the next few days. Each surgery seems to produce a better result but I AM DONE as is Robbie and the rest of the family.

Today will be much needed R&R in Avala Beach. We head back south Monday to see Dr R at 2:45 then back to Oregon we go.

Friday, March 4, 2011


We left Robbie about 7:45 for them to take him back and start. Dr R is going to cut through the middle and remove and replace the implant. He is also going to move the tragus a little in to make the middle of the ear not so big and round. Said it should take a couple hours and be pretty painless. Robbie was all smiles and pretty loopy when we left him. We had a really hard night getting sleep. DO NOT recommend staying on Sunset Blvd. I think we had American Idol kick offs staying next to us singing all night. They were still going at it when we left at 5:45am UGH!!