Ok, so I decided to put up all of the picture that I have of her O from birth until now. I know a lot of people are curious as to what it looks like. And I also hope it might help with people doing research on Omphaloceles and the "paint and wait" method. I could not find much information, let alone real stories about Omphaloceles and especially the "paint and wait" method. Hopefully these picture will help parents see what the progression of skin will look like and how long it will take. Please don't go any further if you are grossed out by stuff like this!
CAUTION: O PICTURES BELOW!!!
These 2 were taken 3 days after she was born. You can still see through the sack. The darker parts are the intestines and I think the lighter part is her liver.
This was 2 days after surgery.
And this was when we got home last night (4 days post surgery). Again comparing the size to her monkey! You can see how the base is much wider now.
The skin is black because it's blood supply was cut off. It wasn't like normal skin that has it's own blood supply, so when it was seperated from the organs it lost all of it's blood. It will now probably peel off and the O will have to grow new skin again like it did at the beginning.