Thursday, May 2, 2013

Poor Nicholas...and why I'll be MIA for a while

Nicholas had his major oral surgery yesterday. All went well, thankfully. It was about five hours long. They split and widened his upper, pulled it forward, split and widened his lower, pulled it forward, and moved his chin forward. All this movement more than doubled the size of his airway so that he can breathe more easily, and will hopefully cure his sleep apnea. Nicholas was in the hospital last night and will be tonight. He is doing great, although the pain must be excruciating. Here are two pictures to show what he looked like right after surgery until this morning, and then what he looks like now. There is a lot of swelling, as expected.


  1. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

  2. Is he going to kill you for posting hospital pictures of him!?

    Praying for a speedy recovery and for your sanity :)

  3. Poor guy! Hopefully this will make a big difference in all of your lives! Wishing him well!