Made it through Christmas--barely! Julia managed to blow out a stitch on her bone graft sometime on Christmas Eve day. Thankfully, I'm in contact with Dr. Del (via facebook no less!) and soft diet--no brushing on the incision area, calm down--no beating on her brothers etc. We've been doing all that--so not sure what else to do. Pray? This am she looks 100% better. So time will tell if it took. Geez, only 2 more to do after this!!