Sunday, December 15, 2013

Palate Day

Tomorrow is a big day. Chloe's palate will be repaired. From what I understand, this will be a more major surgery than the lip, gum, and nose. Basically, Chloe has a hole in the roof of her mouth from the front of her mouth through the gum(which is now repaired) all the way back to the soft palate.

 The palate is big for feeding and speech. So far she has managed to feed herself quite well with an open hole to her nasal cavity, but speech hasn't (and can't) come along much without the repair. I am not looking forward to putting our baby though any more surgeries, but feeling very good about having these behind us for awhile. It will be an intense month with 100 percent supervision (anything in the mouth could ruin the repair) and a liquid/soft diet (which she will despise), but we will go into the new year with out surgeries looming over us. I will post throughout the day tomorrow, but our immediate prayer needs are that she would stay well through tomorrow, for travel to St Pete today, the boys who will be spending time with Em,  and for Chloe as she won't be able to eat or drink and we have a fairly late surgery call tomorrow. 

As always, thanks for loving us...Chloe is my hero! I still often  just look at her and admire her strength and resilience! 

1 comment:

  1. Katie, we will be praying without ceasing for Chloe and your sweet family...Our Heavenly Father, We ask that You wrap Your Loving Arms around Chloe and her family and give them a continual sense of Your Presence and Your Peace. We ask You to be with them as they prepare for this surgery tomorrow. Be with the surgeon and the assistants, give them steady hands and focused minds tomorrow during the surgery. We ask that You superintend every aspect of the operating room, the surgical instruments, the lighting, the temperature, and guide and direct the hands that will perform the surgery to accomplish Your perfect will. We come to You believing that All things are Possible with You. We are bringing Chloe to You acknowledging that her body belongs to You. You made it, and You know how to fix it. You alone are the Great Physician. You are Jehovah Jireh, the One who can meet this need. You are Jehovah Rapha, the One who heals. We ask that You give the doctors wisdom in knowing what to do and when to do it. You are El Shaddai, Almighty God nothing is too difficult for You. We know You never make a mistake, that You do all things perfectly, and You are always on Time. As in all things, we ask that Your Will be done, and no matter what, we will keep looking to You as our Savior and our Lord. In Jesus' name we pray, amen