I noticed it on Friday after school. It was red, puffy & warm. I didn't waste any time, deciding to call CHOP directly to speak with a nurse in ENT. She called me back later and prescribed yet another antibiotic. *cringe* It was nice just to describe the problem over the phone and have them know what I was talking about, skipping the middle man (the pediatrician). I guess it also happened once in March and once in February, so I knew what was coming. Today the skin over the scar was paper thin and almost see through. It looks like it has opened up in this picture, but it has not yet. That's how thin his skin is there.
Surgery is currently scheduled for June 20, to remove this mess again. Hopefully it won't erupt again in May and June. But we haven't been that lucky so far, three months in a row...
On a positive note, we have a potty-trained boy on our hands! He was finally ready, and it has not been a struggle this week! I'm just hoping that the antibiotics don't mess with his little system and make him regress to diapers. He won't eat yogurt for us, so we've been feeding him lots of frozen yogurt. He's not complaining!!
Lucas was born with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss to two hearing parents. He wore hearing aids starting at 3 months, but he got no benefit from them, as we soon found out. He received a cochlear implant in his right ear 3 days after his first birthday. His second ear was implanted 1 month before his third birthday. Cochlear implants have changed Lucas's life immensely. This site was developed to chronicle his life and progress learning to listen and speak!