Penelope was then evaluated by Dr. Sam Babbitt, who specializes in dentistry and oral surgery at VVC. He found numerous crushed teeth, saw her lower jaw was fractured and realized that the holes discovered in her first surgery had perforated the top of her mouth and nasal cavity. Dr. Babbitt surgically repaired Penelope’s mouth and she continued to recover. 

And, much to everyone’s surprise, she not only recovered, but thrived.