Pull together for Pax
Organized by: Shylo Wardyn
Paxton Kent was born May 18th and already in his short time on Earth has had to endure so many things! Pax's lower jaw was a little too small, which made it difficult for him to breathe, due to the positioning of his tongue. At just 14 days old, Paxton had mandibular distraction surgery to begin the process of moving his jaw forward. This included a surgical division on the jaw bone and placement of a device along the jaw so adjustments could be made. The adjustments were made by turning small screws that protruded from the back of his jaw. On June 8th, the screws were finally removed, but Pax will have to have another surgery in a couple of months or so to remove the plates. At that time, he will also have to have laser eye surgery to prevent retinal detachment from occurring. Pax will likely have numerous doctor visits in his first year to make sure his surgeries were successful. Please help his parents, Ash and Pete, so they can focus on getting their little boy healthy!