Thursday, August 27, 2009

Home and Well

Meher is back at home and resting, she is awake and well, although still recovering. Here are some photos of her after surgery and back at the Women's Centre.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Before and After Pictures!

Here are some before and after pictures taken by Dr. Khazanchi before her initial surgery (so pre-expanders) and after her second surgery.

I heard from Dr. Khazanchi so now I have first hand details about Meher's surgery yesterday: it went well, they were able to reconstruct almost the entire scalp. Meher was kept overnight in the hospital, but already returned to the Women's Centre today (Wednesday). She is resting, but is otherwise fine. They were only able to operate on her scalp yesterday due to respiration complications with the anesthesia, so Meher will return to the hospital in about six weeks for the surgery on her right hand.

Successful Surgery!

Meher's surgery took place this morning at Ganga Ram Hospital. The surgery went well, and she is now recovering in the inpatient ward.

Here are some pictures of her from a few days ago, being intellectual!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Surgery Date

The date for Meher's second surgery is set for next Tuesday, August 25th. She will go to the hospital for pre-operation procedures on Monday. The date is later than expected due to concerns about infection, but now she is perfectly healthy and everyone is ready to go ahead.

As you can see, she is as active as ever and in good spirits!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Enjoying the Visitors

Meher is really enjoying herself with all the volunteers at the Women's Centre!

Here she is playing with one of the teachers there.

And here she is with some of her classmates!

She is doing well and her surgery will take place later this month!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Last day of Expansion!

Meher's last day of expansion was Friday, July 31st. She is completely ready for her second surgery. This time around she is better prepared in terms of knowing what to expect, and her recovery time will be much shorter as the surgery needed for her right hand is far simpler than the complete reconstruction that was done on her left hand.
Some Project Why volunteers are staying at the Women Centre, and Meher is really enjoying their company. She is also keeping them constantly amused, as you can see by this video of her dancing!