Austin Anderson's Surgery
Pectus Excavatum - Funnel Chest
This following web pages are provided for general information only. Progress of Austin's surgery and recovery are for our many family members and friends.
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Pre Exam / Scans / Dr. Nuss
Surgery / Recovery Updates:
Aug. 1, 2003 The Surgery: Warning: Photos Are Very Graphic
Austin arrived at the hospital at 8am. Surgery begin at 10am.
We received frequent telephone calls during surgery with updates while nearby in the waiting room.
By 1pm we were with Austin in recovery communicating with him. He looked great!
Once moved from recovery to his own room, he spent the rest of the day sleeping, with frequent wake-up conversations.
Austin talked to two of his friends on the telephone around 9:30pm. that evening.
Everything has gone as planned, actually better than planned.
Aug. 2, 2003 Austin Gets Out Of Bed Today.
Austin still sleeps a lot but finds time to wake, walk and fellowship with friends.
Aug. 3, 2003 Austin is Setting Up And On Solid Food
Aug. 4 & 5, 2003 Routine Recovery
Austin is doing almost everything on his own now, just a little slower and with little or no help.
His medication for pain is being reduced and switched over to oral.
Here is his x-ray taken at 5:30am
Aug. 6, 2003
Checking Out, Going Home
Austin is going home today. Time to say goodbye to everyone.
24, 2003 Progress Report -Follow Up Visit
Austin is doing very well. Tests shows improvement
January 3, 2007 - Bars Removed !
Video interview with Dr. Nuss-Click Here.
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