Later in the afternoon, the plastic surgery team came back around. They checked over Meagan and decided to go ahead and remove the head wrap. She was so uncomfortable, that the team didn't want any possible heat caused by the head wrap to be adding to that. Also, her face swelled up so badly today, the wrap was starting to actually indent into the sides of her head, so they thought it was best to go ahead and take it off.
Dr. W's nurse practitioner stayed behind to show us Meagan's incision. She has a long incision from ear to ear. It is very wavy, which Dr. R said is so it heals more naturally. He told us a straight incision makes too much of a line/ridge and causes a part in the hair, whereas a wavy incision will heal much more naturally and allow the hair to cover the scar. (I love how much thought he puts into these kids).
The nurses then showed us how they put the antibiotic cream along Meagan's incision. They used a long Q-tip to apply the cream from ear to ear along the incision line. Then they propped Meagan up on her pillow and let her rest. She didn't want to be touched any more!
She is resting comfortably now that she has continuous pain meds. I'm going to start pumping again and have the nurses store the milk because Meagan has no appetite at the moment. Meagan is in and out of pain and sleep still. Her eyes are very bruised, as is her face. They are still swollen shut. She is also incredibly swollen from side to side. Dr. R stopped by once more and said hopefully by tomorrow, she can move to the Neuro floor. She certainly is my little fighter!