Maddie Rae Gotcha Day

Thursday, January 10, 2008

'Lil Sprout

I decided today to "play" with Maddie Rae's hair. I thought her little sprout do was cute. It's not pigtails yet, but it's progress. After our beauty session, we headed into the city for her 8 week post-op check-up with the surgeon. He was very pleased with how well her palate has healed, which was a relief. Sometimes fistulas, or small holes, can open back up in the palate, but thankfully everything is intact and looking very good. He also said that the part of her lip that is pulled up at the scar mark will start to relax and move down over the next year. The redness will continue to fade over time as well. We have to see an ENT between now and March so that they can test to see if she needs tubes put in her ears. If she does, the ENT will do that at her next palate surgery. The surgeon wants to do her final palate surgery in May. Our last appointment with the surgeon was filled with screaming and wailing. This one was all smiles and charm. Either she's forgotten who he is and what he did to her, or she's feeling more safe and comfortable. Maybe a combination of the two!


Marte said...

Just loving your blog. It's so fun to keep up with you guys and get to know little Maddie Rae. She's a doll. I showed Eleanor her picture yesterday and she said..Maddie Rae...friend. So, she is ready for a new pal this summer!

Michelle said...

Cute pigtail!! Glad Maddie Rae's healing is going so well!

Have a great week-end!

Lori said...

I love the hair, the pigtails will come soon enough. I've loved reading your blog, all your kids are so big and so cute.