NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – At 11-several years outdated, Lila Rees made the decision it was time for a alter.
Lila was born with a ailment termed Microtia Atresia, or how her mom describes it “a fancy way of indicating her left ear never ever thoroughly formulated and she has no ear canal.”
Lila’s mom, Joyce, spelled out while medical practitioners don’t feel they can restore Lila’s ear canal, they do believe they can make her ear glance identical to the right a single.
The Rees family members felt it was vital for Lila to choose on when and if she preferred to have surgery. It was a determination she made in July 2020, to transfer ahead with the 10-hour surgical treatment. Joyce claims the procedure is made up of using skin from guiding her correct ear, as well as her tummy to cover a health-related-quality piece of plastic.
Lila’s surgery was established to be done in December at Vanderbilt College Clinical Center, but in purchase for it to be accomplished, she experienced to check destructive for COVID-19. Taking all the safeguards, Lila’s parents took off get the job done for weeks to assure no a single in the family members would capture the virus.
The working day before her surgery, Lila’s dad and mom took her to a neighborhood urgent treatment in Missouri, where by she examined damaging.
“Just as we suspected,” claimed Joyce.
On December 29, Lila and her dad went to the medical center and gave the exam outcome to the nurses as requested, but there was a challenge – the urgent treatment failed to date the take a look at so it couldn’t be utilized.
The hospital questioned for yet another check to be performed, and the family members considered Lila would give one more negative result. Which is when they got the shock of their life.
“Doctor Stephan arrived in and I will never ever forget about his text. He claimed, ‘Well this has been a very interesting yr for certain. Your check came again constructive,’ and he has this sort of a terrific mattress-aspect manner with little ones that Lila considered he was teasing, and she was like ‘no, no it didn’t’ and then he said ‘no, it did appear again optimistic, and everybody’s coronary heart just dropped,’” reported Joyce.
Lila was questioned to depart soon after being prepped for operation that working day. Joyce suggests for their “own peace of thoughts and basic safety, we had Lila retested the pretty upcoming working day and just as we suspected, her examination was negative. The test in the medical center was completely wrong.”
Lila is set for medical procedures in March. Joyce claims it was the initially accessible appointment they were presented. Now, they are hoping that appointment will operate effortlessly.
Lila has since been rescheduled for a different appointment in March, but her household is nonetheless nervous about the expenditures. When she was first established for operation in December, Lila’s mother and father took time off operate and to make sure the course of action was done before the stop of the yr for coverage factors. Owing to her medical procedures remaining pushed back, insurance plan will no extended include the surgical procedures. The spouse and children established a GoFundMe webpage to enable shell out for Lila’s new ear.