My son, Quenton, was born with a minor cleft lip on the left side. Fortunately no palate. I've always thought his Elvis Lip was the cutest thing. The lip itself was split, but not all the way up to the nose, even though it looked split... here's the best picture I have explaining it:
His surgery was December 6th. This was on our way to the doctors...
In the waiting room waiting for the surgeon:
After surgery in Recovery Room on Grandma's lap:
Swollen baby: Momma trying to make it all better:
The vey next morning and he's already playing:
Two days after surgery:
Three days after surgery:
Four days after surgery:
Five days after surgery:
I know he's got a long way to go before all the skin glue is gone and everythings PERFECT but it's getting there. And I'm so proud of him, he's so strong. He stopped wearing the arm restraints the day he came home and he's only taken the hardcore pain medicine before bed, other than that, tyenol seems to do the trick.
I cried for a good week or so dreading the surgery, but I knew it was best. For one, I know it could effect his speech if not taken care of and two - kids are SO cruel now-a-days. Like, it's ridiculous. I hope I raise a sweet and kind boy. I want him to be like his mommy when he grows up. I was the girl who left her friends at lunch to sit with the new kid sitting alone. I only hope I raise him 1/2 as good as my mother raised me... I love you mom [[http://www.cafemom.com/home/itskandi]] and I love you Quenton Isaac.
12 Days After Surgery:
FOUR MONTHS & 9 DAYS LATER: