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Surgery Story - Cameron Mark Rondi

 

Cameron Mark Rondi was born on the 10th of March at Olivedale Hospital.  When he was born he was diagnosed with Craniosynosis, it was picked up at birth as he was born with facial distortion, his skull had tried to compensate to allow for the brain to grow, so had pulled back and down and an extra piece of skull had formed on his right hand side of his head. 

First Surgery - 25 July 2008

Cameron went in for his Surgery on the 25th July 2008.  It was extremely daunting and we had prayers flooding in left right and centre, the support that our family received was incredible. 

Cameron was prepped for surgery and was in theatre for 7.5 hours, he had blood transfusions etc.   

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Second Surgery - 16 March 2009

Arrived at the hospital at 16h30 to get ready for my big operation, They took all my blood samples from me and I cried my heart out, it was really sore, but my mom and dad were there to comfort me.  My Anesthetist Dr Lyons came past to explain everything to my mom and dad.

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Third Surgery - 10 October 2010

Leading up to surgery, Cam started having raised Inter Cranial, he was suffering terribly from headaches and was daydreaming, and he simply was not his normal happy self. We arrived at the hospital extremely anxious, cause Cammie was now much bigger than before (2.5 years old) and will know and understand the pain and trauma he is about to go through, from a parents point of view, so very hard, cause you cannot protect your child or take on the pain they are about to experience.

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Updated Cranio Journey - July 2013

Our Cranio Journey has been a log winding rocky emotional rollercoaster, leaving Cameron to be the victim, which is just heart wrenching for any parent.

It is now July 2013, Cameron’s health is generally good, and he has some allergies which leaves him with sinusitis at times. Since his last Surgery Cam has had 2 sets of Grommets, has been hospitalised for Meningitis, he has had further intervention with regards to his eye, he had a surgical procedure done with Dr Gideon Du Plessis – Ophthalmologist from Pretoria Eye Institute - 22 August 2012 – the procedure performed was a Strabismus, where they cut the muscles at the back of his eye as his eyes would roll back as he had no control over this.

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The last year Oct 2013 – Oct 2014

Wow have we had a lot happened in the last year with Cameron!
Cameron’s eyes were assessed and he diagnosed with visual impairment, requiring glasses permanently and a lack of 3D vision . Cameron has major Visual challenges, which requires on-going visual therapy and consultations. Cameron started facing major learning challenges, which led to an Educational Psychologist assessment with negative results showing his dire need to be placed in an assisted learning facility.

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Surgery stories
    

Cameron Rondi
Cameron Mark Rondi was born on the 10th of March at Olivedale Hospital. When he was born he was diagnosed with Craniosynosis, it was picked up at birth as he was born with facial distortion ...

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Blake Campbell
Blakes surgery day was 4 April 2006...

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Azia-lynn
(not so) little Azia-lynn is born 1 week early (on her original due date!) 8lb 15oz and 21 inches...

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Tiaan Heyns
Tiaan was diagnosed with Sagittal Synostosis at six weeks of age.

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Chris-Lee - Our Miracle Child
In January 2007 after several tests and treatment – I was told that I will not be able to have children. 

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Claire Badden

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For more information or support, please contact Robyn Rondi on - robyn.rondi@hotmail.com  or  082 601 8585