Oh, my little sweetie pie!
(Home photo session turned out pretty good, huh?--more on that later)
We met with the plastic surgeon today
Palate surgery is set for TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH!!
That's only 11 days from today!
That means no more bottles!
No more food coming through his nose
(which is good)
No more bottles.
Did I already say that one?
I'm sad about it.
I rock him to sleep with a bottle every night
He's not a snuggler, it's the only time he snuggles in!
He gets a sippy cup (without the spill proof thingy)
during the day.
The palate has to be closed in order for speech to develop
Cleft babies need lots of speech therapy
(like Dada is "Raw Raw")
Click on the picture you can see how his teeth are coming in,
supposedly there are 2 more teeth in his premaxilla,
who knows where they will come out!
Begging for prayers again,
Please pray for my sweet baby,
for a quick recovery
for his doctors and all who will care for him
and that his mouth heals and the
hole that is left is the size of a pin!
(all bilateral cleft babies have a hole still in their roof of their mouth, but we can pray
for that hole to be very small. The hope is that it will be 95 % closed.)