This post is more personal…but that’s ok since it’s my blog, afterall. When my son was 2 months old, he was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis. This is when the infant’s sutures (soft spots) prematurely fuse together. There are different kinds of craniosynostosis and some are more severe than others. Luckily, he had mild sagittal synostosis. The sagittal suture runs from a spot at the front of the head to the back of the skulI. Fusion of the suture results in a long, narrow skull.
Surgery of sagittal craniosynostosis involves removing the suture and widening the skull by opening up the sutures on both sides of the head. My son had surgery 5 days before he turned 3 months old. He was released from the hospital in the afternoon of the third day.
He healed quickly, as children do, and was just fine. Now my son is 5 1/2 years old. We are going in for an appointment to check his cranial structure. Hopefully everything is as it should be!
Below, you’ll see a BEFORE and AFTER picture of the surgery….dramatic results.