Sunday, August 19, 2007
Coop's New Face
Here are two of the "Before pictures. See how big the gap is, and notice the bandaids on the face? We got used to those--they were for holding in his little retainer. Then see the after pictures. We'll post more as it heals. We got home from the hospital Thursday afternoon. Cooper seems to be doing okay--it just freaks him out a little to be breathing out of two tiny holes instead of one great big one, and he's congested besides. He's never experienced that before. Eating is a bit of a struggle. The stitches in his soft palate seem to bother him because he flinches pretty bad when he tries to swallow. But we've got pain killer and he seems to be more comfy every day.
So, he had three things done. The doc stitched up his lip and nose, put in a semi-permanent prosthetic hard palate, and did some fancy stitchwork in his soft palate to get it ready for his next surgery, probably when he is about one so he can learn to talk right.
Thanks everyone for your prayers and concern.