Although the left side of Jonah's face is finally healing, his right side has decided to join the party. Both sides are at the scabbing stage, with no new ones (this hour, anyway), so I'm hoping his face will be looking tons better in just a couple days.
HA! Chest freezer! I get it. I wasn't trying to make a joke, but glad you guys got a laugh anyway. I'm so funny, I just can't help myself. (Reminiscent of my senior year in high school when everyone was voting for superlatives, and I was trying - campaigning really - to get voted funniest girl. I was literally walking around to my classmates at lunch saying, "I'mafunnygirl. Vote for me." It was quite pathetic actually, but really just an attempt to demonstrate my clever wit and humor. They apparently didn't get it. I didn't win. I was misunderstood as a teenager.)
Our appointment went well yesterday. There wasn't actually a whole lot to it. He asked if there were any spots besides his face that we wanted him to look at. We said no - not that there aren't spots, but I'm just not concerned about how they look - so he didn't have to unwrap Jonah at all. He did get us on a schedule to wean him off the morphine and ativan (woot woot), and gave us a dentist there in Chapel Hill who can consult with whoever our local dentist ends up being. As far as prognosis, he couldn't really clear things up for us. It will be clinical from here on out - just watching Jonah and seeing how he does. Junctional can range anywhere from dying in the first year, dying by six years old, dying in your teens or early twenties, or living a full life. So we just don't know. And we'll just have to deal with it. I loved Dr. M though (even though he was wearing a Carolina shirt). He was very kind and took plenty of time with us. It was a good trip all around, and I feel peaceful about it. I've been a little more up these last couple days. Getting out of the house has done me a lot of good. We stopped by my brother's house after our appointment yesterday because Jonah needed to eat. We knew it would get us home later, but we opted for a late dressing change rather than a screaming baby all the way home. We'll see the dermatologist again in three months.
I don't really have anything to post about, so I thought I'd open this one up to questions. Lots of times I get questions in the comments, and although I read them, I don't have a good way to answer them unless I just dedicate a post to that. So... on that note, feel free to leave any questions you have on this post, and I'll work on answering them (as I have time) over the next few posts.
Hope you're all having a wonderful Thursday. My pump's calling... literally.