Sometimes it's hard not to wonder how things would be if Liam didn't have all of these medical issues. If he didn't have speech twice a week. If he didn't have to have all these surgeries. If we didn't have to have all the appointments with different specialists. Wondering what it's like being able to… Continue reading Raising a medically fragile child is hard.
"Your baby has a cleft lip and palate” something no mama wants to hear. That very second, all the emotions one can feel hit you like a ton of bricks. You are upset, scared, mad, confused... The excitement of your pregnancy has quickly been taken from you. You feel so alone, like no one can… Continue reading To the mama who just received her child’s cleft diagnosis
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
"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