Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Today, one our good Cleft Buddies is going in for his lip repair. His name is Reid. You can see his blog by clicking on "Reid the Robust" on the right hand side of this blog. Please keep him in your prayers.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Abigail is doing Awesome with her NAM. We would not be so far along or so far ahead of the game if it wasn't for God letting us know and preparing us for what is ahead. Today we went in for our first adjustment and already the results are amazing. Because Abby is so young (11 days) our dentist is able to make more movement, more quickly. Not only that but we will probably have another appointment on Friday for her next adjustment! Because we knew ahead of time we were able to be on top of our game. Below are some pictures of Abigail. Below the picture I have some captions so you know what you are looking at:
This is Abby's NAM. I have labeled what they call the buttons. These are what stick out of her mouth and rubber bands attach to them to keep the NAM in place.
This is just a top view of her NAM.
This is after our adjustment. You can see the adjustment molding right next to her premaxilla (her lip and gums). They will continue to add this molding until her premaxilla is all the way centered.
This is just a better daddy-daughter picture than I had up before. You can also see that Abigail's gaurd dog is still earning his stay!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Abigail did her NAM last Thursday. Thursday was a hard day for Heather and I because it is hard to see your little one in discomfort. We got through it and we have been adjusting well. Abigail has also been adjusting well. Today is the first day that she is back up to eating around 2 ounces. When she first got her NAM it was like she had to re-learn how to eat, but she is doing well.
The prayer we need right now is the guidance to pick the right people for our Cleft Team at Children's. Tomorrow, Monday, we meet them all including the surgeons, social workers, etc. I am pretty excited to meet them all and hear what they have to say. We have already heard just about everything, so we are trying to set any expectations, but hoping they bring good news. Thanks to all that check up on us and I will post some pictures of Abby's NAM and of Abby as soon as I get an extra second.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
This next picture is of the guard dog we have hired; he literally watches her every move:
Monday, May 12, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Our first post was on December 23rd, 2007.
It has been 136 days since December 23rd, 2007.
We have over 1500 hits.
That is over 11 People a day looking at our blog!
I would say Abigail is already a princess with all the looks she is already getting.
PS - Update: She is still taking the free ride from her beautiful Mom. "Minor contractions, but nothing to get to excited about," Says Abigail's gorgeous Mom.