Liam’s Palate Repair Surgery Part 1

January 26th. Well somehow here we are again, on our way back to Charleston for yet another surgery. It's still hard to believe this is our life. All the same emotions we feel. Scared, anxious, nervous, sad and so many more. It’s hard to think positive about sending your baby into surgery. After the awful… Continue reading Liam’s Palate Repair Surgery Part 1

I don’t watch the clock…

The famous words from our surgeon, "I don't watch the clock". Every single time we see her she says this to my husband and I. To remind us not to panic when our baby is back in the OR. Not to count the hours that go by. Not to worry because he has been back… Continue reading I don’t watch the clock…

Preparing for your child’s lip repair surgery

Sending your baby into lip repair surgery is scary. You have no idea what to expect, what to prepare for, what to pack. You have no idea how they will recover or how they will eat. Your emotions are everywhere. You are stressed, scared, upset, anxious, nervous. While trying to soak up every moment with… Continue reading Preparing for your child’s lip repair surgery

It’s not what you see, it’s how you see it

“It’s not what you see; it’s how you see it. Choose to see with compassion. Choose to embrace with understanding. Choose to be kind.” From the day we found out about Liam’s cleft lip and palate I have been afraid of how others will treat him. How others will act towards him. What will they… Continue reading It’s not what you see, it’s how you see it

Liam’s Lip Repair Surgery

The day we've been dreading since we found out about Liam's cleft was finally here. We were less than 24 hours away from his surgery and I still sat there wondering how the hell we were going to send our baby into an operating room. My anxiety was through the roof for weeks leading up… Continue reading Liam’s Lip Repair Surgery

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"A "cleft" is a split or a divide. Cleft lips and palates happen before birth. A baby can have a cleft lip, cleft palate, or both. A cleft lip may be on one or both sides of the upper lip. The split may also be in the upper jaw and gum. A cleft palate is… Continue reading 1 in 700