Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Isaac's Lip Surgery

For those of you who don't know, Isaac was born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate.  His lip was repaired in China - an "okay" job, according to the surgeon.  He had his palate repaired in 2010 and the doctor did a magnificent job on it.  Yesterday's surgery was more to tidy up the scar tissue on the lip, re-position the nostril, and bring up the right side of his upper lip.

Boy, did he have fun BEFORE surgery!  All sorts of surprises, nurses and doctors being silly with him.  It was a great time and the hospital staff went out of their way to make him comfortable with what was happening.

The surgery lasted about two hours and the surgeon said that everything went really well.  Isaac's lip is very swollen and he has quite a bit of pain, but he is tolerating it pretty well.  He slept through the night last night, which did him......and the rest of us, a world of good.  Fortunately, all the stitches are dissolvable and we go back to see the doctor in two weeks.

I'll post more follow-up pictures as the weeks progress and the healing is more dramatic.  So glad that we have this behind us..........................!!!

1 comment:

  1. Praying for quick healing. I'm glad to hear he had some fun before the misery! :-)