duraplasty - surgical procedure where a patch is sewn into the dura
graft - material, or tissue, surgically implanted into a body part to replace or repair a defect
This part of surgery was necessary to make more space for Ashlyn's brain. There are different ways to create a patch and so I asked Dr. Fuchs what he used. He used a piece of the outer covering of a human heart!! WHAT!!?? That is amazing!! Sorry if this sounds pretty graphic. So, we are extra grateful for the donor for the new patch inside of Ashlyn's head! I'm not sure who to thank, but Thank You!
There are the main detail from our post op report with the neurosurgeon. We are so glad that it went well. Thank you Lord!