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Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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I am in 2 other cleft lip and cleft palate groups. I am new here! My name is Monica, I am 26. My DD,Rylee, is 15 months now! I found out when I was 25 weeks pregnant that she would have a cleft lip and possible cleft palate. She was born with a unilateral cleft lip on the L side with a unilateral malocclusion in her gum line also on the left side (I have also heard this is called an aveolar cleft ridge?). We go to Childrens Medical Center in Dallas, her surgeon is Dr. Byrd. She was 3 months and 10 days when she had her lip repair surgery. Her teeth seem to be coming in just fine, except where the malocclusion is the tooth comes in at an angle. Our pediatric cranial facial surgeon doesn't want to fix the malocclusion until she is 7-8 years old. Here are some pictures of our angel before and after and now!

Rylee's Hospital Picture

10 days old with her NAM devce in

Morning of Surgery! (her nostrile can stand and her top lip is alot closer)

morning after surgery!

3 months post op

Rylee at 14 months!

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by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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rbade
by Member on Apr. 9, 2009 at 6:55 PM

She is so beautiful! Her before pictures look just like my son did! 

monicalappa
by on Apr. 10, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Thanks! I am so happy with her doctors! I can't immagine her without her cleft!

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robinsi2000
by on Apr. 13, 2009 at 11:48 AM

They did a beautiful job.  Isn't it amazing what doctors can do!

Robin

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