The big surgery is complete! Everything went even better than planned. The 2 surgeons seemed very pleased with what they were able to do and seem to think that if everything heals beautifully- he may not need the 2nd surgery. They ended up taking about 1 1/2″ off of his skull and rounded things out. They did have to move his shunt a little and the Neurosurgeon was able to manually drain some of the CSF (fluid) and compress his brain somewhat. His CT scans will look a lot different from now on.
Right now, he is very swollen and this will only get worse before it gets better. He is in a lot of pain right now and we are expecting a rough night, but tomorrow should be much better (pain-wise). We are once again in awe at how tough this little boy is! Thank you SO much to all who have, and still are praying for Miles. This has gone much, much better than we could have anticipated. Here are some photos of this adventure so far-
Miles waiting to go into surgery:
Our tough little man after surgery:
We can not wait to see this wonderful smile again :