What palate repair?

We are 4 days post-palate repair and this is my girl.  Can you even believe her?!  This is such a tough surgery, I have no idea how she is still smiling and being her spunky, sassy little self.  Drugged up on narcotics and all, she is still managing to keep up with the other kids and pose for a few pictures with me too.  God has given her an amazing amount of strength and grace, and it is certainly showing through.  After seeing her come through this surgery, well I simply cannot wait to see what else God has in store for her … something pretty special I am sure.

And if you’re interested, I managed to sorta kinda get a shot into her mouth … I’m sorry, it’s at ISO 6400 and not terribly detailed but you can see there is a PALATE in there!  I am so regretting not getting a “before” shot.  The dark line through the center is where both sides of her palate were pulled together in the middle … and it’s healing up beautifully!  There are still unhealed, raw areas down to bone (ugh) running the outside of her palate along her gumline, but they don’t seem to be bothering her (thank you oxycodone!).  It’s really quite surreal to see a complete palate in her mouth after being so used to (and even kind of fond of) the open area running the whole length.


  • July 15, 2012 - 7:12 am

    Chenning - So glad she is doing SO well! Praise the LORD! What a beautiful girl :-). Love, ChenningReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2012 - 1:33 pm

    Martha @ Berrybliz - My girl had this surgery back in september, we stayed several days in the hospital. I am so glad your girl is doing so well with it. My girl did great as soon as that protective thing that was put over the palate fell out. It’s awesome to see a comlete palate when for so long there was such a big hole. At first she would not let us look at hers but now she shows everyone. I am so thrilled at how awesome it now looks.

    so very glad your baby girl is recovering nicelyReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2012 - 7:21 pm

    The Crazy Eight Toering Clan - Oh she is too precious! Glad to know she is healing well….our Brooke is having open-heart surgery on Tues, so we are hoping she also has a quick recovery!! Found your blog through Stefanie’s Sunday Snapshot! Love your photos!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2012 - 10:28 pm

    Stefanie - Look at her! She looks fantastic 🙂 Soooo glad she’s bouncing back so quickly after surgery!!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2012 - 10:44 pm

    Merrill - Glad things went well and she’s bouncing back so quickly!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2012 - 1:20 am

    Kate - She is darling…and I am so glad you are on this side of the surgery!!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2012 - 3:17 am

    Ruthie - Oh my! What a sweetie!!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    Eva - I love her little expressions. She’s such a trouper!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2012 - 1:03 am

    Kristi - You would never know that beautiful girl had just had surgery! I adore the second picture. The look on her face is priceless.ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    anything but LoKEY - So glad she is doing well! I am so happy to know!! PTL!!ReplyCancel

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