My youngest is having surgery today, and though we expect it to go smooth as silk, I’ll be busy being Mom. (That’s not to say I’ll be completely absent; there’s wireless at Dell Children’s Hospital, and there will be those 4 or so hours where we’re doing the waiting thing.)
Isabella’s having her second lip revision. We did the first one two summers ago, and though I think it looks great, the new surgeon at the cleft clinic thinks he can get it even prettier. And at the same time, he’ll be doing a nose revision to open up the left side so she’ll be able to breathe out of it. These are pretty easy surgeries as surgery goes; it’s this fall that I dread. That’s the bone graft–taking bone from her hip to rebuild the cleft through her gum line. My poor little trooper!
Feeling nostalgic today. Hard to believe it’s been over five years since we adopted Isabella! Her first surgery (with us; they repaired her lip once in China) was to repair her cleft palate. I blogged in detail about her cleft palate repair surgery, and I’ve linked to that post in case other parents of kids with cleft lip/palate want to read about the process.
Have a great weekend, y’all!