Category Archives: Cleft Lip and Palate

Posts about medical procedures and other issues relevant to Violet’s cleft lip/palate.

Surgery Schedule

Violet’s surgery is scheduled for 1:10 pm this afternoon. The Doctor will be lengthening her columella (part of the nose). She will also cut out her lip scars and attempt to align them better. It’s supposed to be an outpatient … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day

We went for Violet’s post-op appointment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. We heard the news we had hoped and prayed for – her palate is healing well! It will be another few weeks until the stitches are totally … Continue reading

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Recovery Update

This will be just a quick update to let you know how Violet is doing. I’ll try to post some pictures later today. 2 days ago, we were concerned something was going wrong with Violet’s palate. It’s hard to describe, … Continue reading

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Palate Surgery

For starting the day at 4:00 am to make a 5:30 am appointment, Violet looks pretty happy, doesn’t she? We didn’t get a lot of pictures after leaving the waiting room so I’ll do my best to fill in the … Continue reading

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We're Home!

We made it home from Arkansas last night in time to pick up Quentin from school at 5 pm. We’re glad to be together as a family of 4 again. We ended up having to stay an extra day in … Continue reading

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An Extra Night?

Yesterday Vi had some trouble coming out from under anesthesia. She appears to be extremely sensitive to morphine. It took us 4 hours to move from recovery to a room. Since we were still using morphine for pain management, she … Continue reading

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Doctor Said Things Went Well

Still waiting to go to recovery to see her.

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In Surgery

Violet got some happy juice 15 minutes ago and just left for surgery. Surgery officially started at 8:11 am.

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Surgery Day

We’re at the hospital waiting to start check-in and pre-op.

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Day #23: First Cleft Team Visit

As you can see, Violet went to sleep last night terribly concerned about her upcoming appointment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Last night marked the first night that Violet really slept completely through the night. It still isn’t … Continue reading

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