08 February 2010
Ezra's Ears aren't plastic! They're for real. Honest.
The plastic surgeon - Nancy - who Robert-knew-from-Highschool-Nancy, did a fantastic job creating folds and now look at them! He is a happy boykie. When the nurse and Nancy took off his bandage - the one he had to wear for a week afterwards, and we finally saw them, I said wow Ezra, they're beautiful ! Ezra started to laugh, then uncontrollably laugh, then started to laugh/cry...with tears streaming down his face - "I'm freeeee" he said, it feels so gooood he said, they feel so naked...he said. We all began to pass the box of kleenex. After a careful bath and blowdryat home, we checked them out in the mirror, and despite some leftover iodine and the stitches, oh, and the raised scars, Ezra thought they looked like "real ears!".
Now just 5 more weeks of constant toque wearing - to sustain that cartilege memory, and he is free...to wear hats a lot maybe - like a retainer after dental work..? He doesn't want to have to go through this all over again. Though, Ezra said, its not so bad as kids in Haiti, they have to live with their ears no matter what.