Thursday, May 5, 2011

Surgery Went Well

Sera's surgery went very well.  In fact she did so well we did not have to stay overnight.  She is one tough little girl.  Everything went as expected.  There is the possibility that she may need more surgeries on her hands in a few years.  The doctor said something very interesting which I had never thought about.  When Sera's little body was forming, her brain was designed to recognize ALL of Sera's fingers and toes.  Even though the "extra" ones are gone her brain is still wired for 7 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot.   Her brain does not know that they are gone.  As I understand it, because the brain still thinks the extra digits are there, sometimes they have to go back in a do some work on the nerves. 

How cool is it that God creates our brains with such detail that is unique to our individual body. 


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