For the past few weeks we have noticed Brayden's right expander was a little red on the bottom. But it didn't look that bad, so we continued to fill it. On Friday I sent an email to Dr. Bauer and he said to stop filling that expander and to keep an eye on it. Ugh, just what we didn't want to hear. We are at 900 cc's on the right expander and our goal was 1000 cc's. We were so close to reaching our goal. But at the same time, we need to play it safe and don't want to risk loosing that skin we stretched. Saturday morning when Brayden got up, I noticed it looked worse, it had a small dark spot in it. Either it is a blood vessel or a hole starting. So I put tegoderm which is like a band aide on that area to hold it in place. When I emailed Dr. Bauer a picture of it, he said, "The last expansion just over stressed the blood supple to the flap. As long as we keep the tegoderm in place it should be fine until surgery. Try to keep his clothes from rubbing and no more filling that epander." So now we pray that that area doesn't get any worse over the next 8 days.
The area with the blood vessel or hole is at the bottom right expander