Bracie – Bi-Coronal

IMG_4533Bracie Helen Ruth Hancock was born June 9, 2014 at 39 weeks. She was born healthy weighing in at 8 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. At her 6 weeks checkup, her pediatrician noticed her soft spot was very small. She sent us to a plastic surgeon who specializes in cranio facial abnormalities. This doctor suspected craniosynostosis right away but wanted to let her grow more before doing a CT scan. In November of 2014 we went for our CT scan and found out the next day that our angel did have bi-coronal craniosynostosis.  We were then scheduled for an appointment with a neurosurgeon. After meeting the neurosurgeon, we were scheduled for surgery on February 18, 2015. Bracie was in surgery for 3 hours actual surgery time with a total of 5 hours including prep and recovery. She needed only a partial blood transfusion. She did swell after the first few hours and eyes stayed swelled shut until 4 days out from surgery. We are thankful that our Bracie made it to the “other side” with no problems. We give all the glory to God our heavenly father for her successful surgery and recovery. We are now waiting for our appointment with a genetic doctor in July 2015 for genetic testing because bi-coronal is often associated with a genetic syndrome.

IMG_4614IMG_4619 (1)5 days after surgery

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