Violet was diagnosed yesterday with unilateral coronal craniosynostosis. A CT scan showed that the bones on the left side of her skull have fused prematurely. Left untreated, her brain won’t have room to grow, and developmental issues will occur. Surgery is the next step and will occur in August. A cranio-facial surgeon and neurosurgeon will separate the fused bones and remove a chunk of skull to give her brain room to continue growing. She’ll spend 3-5 days in the hospital. Obviously we are very upset and reeling from this news. It’s unbearable to think about sending my child off to an operating room to undergo a complex surgery. We have read that her head will swell tremendously and that the 48 hours after surgery can be difficult. I am just devastated.