Thursday, October 8, 2009

We Made It!!!!

Yeah!!! No more liquid diet!!!! My blender is tucked in a high cupboard and I don't plan on using it again for a very long time!

We saw Dr. Genecov Tuesday and he said she did great! I was shocked to hear that she can eat anything she wants. I just assumed she would be on a soft diet for a little while but he said she was fine. I still think we'll avoid tortilla chips and lollipops for a few days!

He further surprised us by saying we could go ahead and schedule her lip revision and nose reconstruction. He thought we may like to get it done before the end of the year for tax and insurance purposes. So please pray that Allie is able to get time off from work because we scheduled it for Dec. 2nd. As much as I hate the idea of going through all of this again so soon, I'm also glad that we will get it behind us quickly.

I was relieved to hear that her recovery from the upcoming surgery would be a little easier than this was. It won't be pleasant and I'm already dreading her coming out of anesthesia again but overall it's got to be easier than two weeks of liquids!

As soon as we left the doctors office, we had a banana (her favorite food ever) waiting in the car for her. She was so excited!!! I tried getting a pictures of it but it was a little difficult on my phone and in a moving vehicle.

We went straight to a little cafe for lunch and it was sooooo exciting to see her drink from a straw for the first time. Allie cut it down short and we were super careful not to let her hold the cup. All I could imagine was the straw going straight through that beautiful new palate....seriously it looks like there was never a cleft...amazing!!!!

She was so surprised and excited when she actually got a drink from the straw. She jumped back with the biggest grin ever!!! I can just imagine what the other people at the cafe thought of us. Don't all parents take pictures of their daughter taking a drink and laugh like idiots about it?!?!

6 comments:

Kristi said...

Yay! I've been waiting to hear the good news! So no smoothies around your house for a while, huh?
What a blessing too that you will be able to go ahead with the other surgery in this insurance cycle!

Rachelle said...

Glad this part is behind you.

Update: We met with the doc on Tuesday. The boys get tubes next week and then Lip revisions in February. Coopers palate is great, Zachary will have some palate revision when they do his lip because it is so minor. Woo Hoo!

Jenn said...

Yay! How wonderful! Be sure to eat some cake tonight! :)

KM has to have nose surgery (she a slight cleft in her nose) in the spring. :( It will be interesting to "watch" through your blog as Kayli goes through that surgery. It WILL be nice to get it behind you!!

Lori said...

I am so glad that KayLi is doing well. It is kind of funny the things that we get excited about when those around us have no idea what the big deal is. I love that her dress matched the tablecloth. Praying all goes well with the rest of the surgeries.
Lori

Hunan Mommy said...

So glad to hear she was finally able to eat solids! What a little pumpkin! So glad to here she is able to get all of this overwith in a short period of time. Watching all of you go through this with ease makes me feel gutsy about our upcoming proceedure(s).

Mark & Renee said...

Praise God KayLi is doing so great and can eat whatever she wants again. Reese is scheduled in two weeks for palate repair and we're already preparing for the weeks of soft or liquid foods. Reese is getting a mouth piece surgically sewed over her incision to protect and aid healing... did your daughter have that? I would love to email you and talk sometime about this whole process.If you have the time, just let me know.
We're praying your daughter just keeps on healing wonderfully.