Archie came home on Thursday and the screw-turning is now complete (we did the last couple of turns at home). He’s had one paediatrician appointment and tomorrow we’ll be making an appointment for him to get the other screw removed. With any luck that will be soon.
He’s doing well and is pretty mellow, all things considered. He’s letting us sleep pretty well in the night and the feed-burp-nappy-back-to-sleep routine is working out. One consequence of the jaw procedure seems to be that the left side of his face is palsied. It looks like there is some neural damage as there is no motor activity in his left cheek. Of course we don’t know if he can feel there or not. It’s too early to say whether this will be a long term issue or not, but this was always a risk. Unfortunately it seems to make it hard for him to close his left eye – he only gets it about 3/4 closed most of the time – which makes getting to sleep that bit harder. It doesn’t seem to interfere with eating though.