Healing and Stitches

Olive will be four weeks post op next Tuesday. She is going remarkably well considering the surgery was shortly in the past. We are having some issues with healing. Olive did not shed her glue and did not dissolve her outside stitches appropriately. This is likely due to other genetic factors we are looking into is, specifically connective tissue disorder. Meaning she heals slower and also differently.

We had to pull most of her medical glue off which was painful and her dissolvable stitches were becoming embedded into her tissue because she wasn’t able to dissolve them on her own. Since her wound is less stable we are being very careful to prevent her from lifting or putting her head back to look up because it puts too much pressure on the wound.

The fear is that the wound will dehiscence which means to open up entirely even though it should be mostly healed. This can happen even long after the life of the stitches.

Medical description if this below.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-dehiscence-and-evisceration-3156922

So she is on very light duty because of this. As this is flu and illness season, she has to avoid any illness that could cause sneezing, vomiting it any other disease that could put pressure on her neck.

Although she is feeling better she needs just a bit longer before being exposed to illness and normal activities like carrying books, lifting her back pack, etc. She is very antsy to return back to school to her friends.

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