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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri

12.10.2012

A New Ivy

When I looked at Ivy's medical file back in 2009, I was unfamiliar with cleft.  Her file did not mention anything about her palate, so I was thinking she was only lip affected, but preparing for the cleft, too.  This was the picture we saw of her.


It looks so minor to me right now, but back in 2009, I wondered how to care for a cleft.  I, personally, had oral aversion issues and couldn't stand the thought of looking into anyone's mouth, let alone a cleft affected child's mouth.  Despite my issues, we sent our paperwork in to China to adopt this little girl.

Once in China, I found out that Ivy did not have a cleft palate, but rather a cleft in her gum line, which affected her teeth and nose.  In December 2010, Ivy had a bone graft to fill in her cleft.  Tomorrow morning, she will have her lip and nose revision.  We're all excited about her new look!


The surgeon will lift up her left nostril and line up the pinks of her lip from her surgery scar when she was a baby.  Pray for peace for Ivy.  She knows what is going on.  I'm sure there is much anticipation.

8 kind words:

Sarah

I'll be praying for your precious girl!

We're contemplating when to have this same surgery for Jadon. His surgeon is not in a hurry, so has really left it up to when Jadon would like to have it done.

Wendy in OH

Hugs and love her way; prayers too!

Vicky

Praying for a successful surgery and peace for Ivey. Praying too for you as your wait for her during the procedure!

Anne Krause

Ivy is such a darling girl and we will pray for her tomorrow! Isaac has an appt. with the cleft surgeon/orthodontist on Wednesday to see what the time frame for his surgeries are. I'm sure I'll be asking you questions down the road.......!!!

Martha @ Berrybliz

Praying for y'all. We will be facing some of those surgeries in the future, but right now just doing speech therapy is keeping us busy.

Eva

Prayers going up for your sweet Ivy!!!!

Jolene Powell

I came to your blog at the perfect time! Isn't God good! I've been pretty busy lately, but Tyson has his lip repair/revision on Dec. 21st. Please keep us posted! I'll be praying for Ivy and visiting here for updates!

Stephanie

She's such a beauty. I remember when you brought her home. :) Prayers for a successful surgery and smooth recovery!

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