Sunday, October 12, 2008
Reid never opens his mouth long enough to snap a pic of his palate. But, he was in rare form today, and I snapped this in the car this afternoon! It's a good before pic of the palate before surgery Thursday. Compare this pic with the lower one. He definitely has had some positive movement over the last 5 months. His palate has closed up somewhat as he has grown.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This picture was taken in May o8 prior to Reid's lip repair surgery. This is one of the only good shots I have of Reid's open palate. I know, he wasn't happy here...and it is sad to see...but it does show a great view of his palate!!!!! I have had so many people ask me about his palate, what it looks like, and what surgery will entail. I just wanted to show you a good visual...and show you how amazing it is that the kid can eat virtually "normal" and does so well! I will be excited for no more cheerios to fly out his nose at breakfast and for the toast sneezes to end. Reid has come a long way....and in 5 short days, we will head to the next phase of this journey with his palate surgery and gumline revision. We will keep you all posted as we progress through the week. Keep us in prayer. Reid is battling double ear infections right now. I just want him well for the surgery to take place. We hope for a full recovery from the ear infections....and plan to continue with surgery on Thursday unless we find out otherwise. Keep your fingers crossed for us....and your toes, too!