Monday, May 6, 2013

Update on Fred the Fibroma

Blair has now been tumor free for almost 2 years (21 months to be exact). About 9 months ago he got fitted for a brand new mouth piece. This one is more realistic, more like dentures and if he didn't take it out to eat people would never know he was missing teeth. This mouth piece is still a temporary fix for his gaping hole though.
Blair is on the waiting list to get bone grafts done and his surgeon has placed an application into a government program that will help cover the costs of his implants. Lets keep our fingers crossed that he will be approved seemings how we don't exactly have $12,000 for new teeth. Neither of our insurance plans will cover the cost so unless this awesome government program comes through for us the new teeth will be another pipe dream.
If all comes together he could start his bone grafts in the next couple months. This is going to be a long and painful process of removing bone from the hip to use in his jaw... not a fun thought.

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