Friday, July 24, 2009

Visits to the doctors...

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with Thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. An the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philipians 4: 6-7

Ever since Mia was born, we've been so incredibly blessed to be surrounded by professionals who are so knowledgeable. From the moment she came out lactation consultants were at our side helping Mia to feed. Because of her cleft, she uses a special bottle called a Haberman feeder which allows me to press milk into her mouth as she sucks. We were then visited by the Craniofacial Clinic from Atlanta Children's Hospital who helped us to better understand Mia and the treatments that she would be receiving.

This clinic is renown for their work with cleft surgeries and has a unique practice where Mia will receive all the care that she needs from this one clinic. She is able to see a feeding specialist, a dietician, a plastic surgeon, a dentist, an orthodontist, and speech therapist all in the same office.

Today we had the meeting with the plastic surgeon who looked at her mouth and has tentatively set a time frame for Mia's surgeries. Mia will have her lip repaired at 3-4 months (this fall) and this will be cosmetic with some gum work done. Then at 6-9 months (next spring) Mia will have her palate repair surgery (The inside of her mouth). Dr. Burnstein has done over 8,000 surgeries and really reassured us that Mia will have an easy recovery and that she will have a wonderful outcome!

Back from the doctor's office!!

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