Today she is 5 weeks post op. Her incision is still healing well.
There are always questions about how much of her hair hides the incision.
I have put these pics up... because I have seen a lot of moms go, and before surgery have their daughter's hair shaved... like the very back bottom, or cut really short. I'm not sure the reason for it all... and unless it's like a right of passage type thing they are treating it as. ~OR~ unless their NS(neurosurgeon) has asked for that.. I'm really not sure. I do know some NS do shave a lot in the back... so I think that should be a question you ask about, when talking about surgery. Our NS only shaved for the length of the incision (6"), in a 1 1/2" width strip. Please don't forget EVERYONE'S length and/or width of incision will be different!
Kaylie has been getting her school work on Fridays, to help keep up in school. Next Thursday, we have a check up with her pediatrician, then that Fri, we will go and meet her class at school. She already knows some of them... but we have heard some have had questions about what happened to Kaylie, or why isn't she back at school... and so on. So, I thought her and I would go up, meet them, and if they had questions, to answer them. I think if you are up front with 6 year olds... they will be content with the answers, and then forget about it... because its no longer a "big" deal.. or was hidden from them. We thought this was good, since she will be returning back to school that following Monday. I do know for that first week... she will be going half days. They do most of their academics in the morning... so she won't be missing anything after lunch..like PE, and recess. Other than all that, it's been a good week. In 22 days we do the walk for Conquer Chiari!