Friday, June 3, 2011

6 weeks post-op update

I can't believe it has already been six weeks since Grace's palate repair.

I have no idea what it's supposed to look like in there... but it looks GREAT to me! There is a little tiny hole right where the hard palate meets the soft palate... but it doesn't actually look like a hole, more like an indentation. The surgeon thinks that it will close on it's own.


We started feeding Grace some chunky foods yesterday... still soft, but chunky. She is LOVING it!

Only problem. She refuses to eat herself. She wants to be fed.

She's no dummy. She knows it's easier to be fed. AND she gets MORE attention.

Like the girl doesn't get enough attention! :)

The last couple days she has started to say just a few words... a LOT of repeating sounds. or at least she is trying to repeat sounds. They don't always come out right, but she sure is trying!

We are hoping slowly but surely the words will come. There is NO DOUBT she understands everything we are saying. Which is just amazing considering she has only been hearing English for 3 1/2 months.

In about a month she will see the surgeon again, as well as the speech and language pathologist. She will also have her hearing re-tested to make sure the tubes that were inserted at the time of the palate repair have helped to improve her mild hearing loss.

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