Isabelle had her palate surgery on the 4th and it was quite an ordeal afterwards. She is finally getting some sleep (as am I wheew!!!!). She had a 105 degree fever right after being let out of the hospital, so we went back, but they just told us to give her tylenol/motrin and to go back home................that/along with actual recovery took a couple days for her to get over, but she seems to be right back into things now.
She had her 1st follow up visits yesterday and all is WELL on those fronts.
Her ears (tubes put in) will only be checked every 6 months now, with the tubes taken out in about 18 months.
Her palate looks WONDERFUL!!!! The dr. said he left a small fistula (hole) behind the cleft in the gumline for future surgery help and I can't even see it!!!!
She doesn't need to see the dentist/orthodontist for another year and a half, so that's good as well.
The only other thing she has coming up in the near future is her lip revision. I can only imagine that this will cause her just as many problems sleeping/eating as the palate surgery has.
She is still wearing the no-no's (arm restraints) so that she won't put anything in her mouth, but we're allowed to take them off if we are watching her closely. Well, she doesn't put things in her mouth really, but does touch her lip/nose often........................so when we have to put the no-no's back on after the lip surgery, I think we're going to have a much harder time!!!!!
I think I'm having a harder time recouperating this time than Isabelle has!!!! She's doing so well................but we have to wait til Christmas (3 weeks from surgery day) to leave off the no-no's and start giving her some of our foods again (she'd just started eating solids during T-day weekend).
Her lip surgery will either be during Spring break, or right at the beginning of summer so that I can be with her for the 3 weeks afterward.......................
I'll update more as things happen.
For now though, I've decided to open a picture only blog so that those just wanting to see new pics can go there without thumbing through all this stuff.............
Terri for the Casebier's