Conall's Cleft Lip and Palate

Conall, our youngest son, was born October 31, 2002 with a wide unilateral cleft lip and palate. Conall weighed 10lbs, 10oz! Not such a little guy! Over his lifetime, he will have several procedures and surgeries to bring the separated parts of his mouth together. We're using the blog as a place to share our experience with others who are seeking information and, perhaps, some reassurance.

January 05, 2007

Pre-surgery Photo Shoot

Here are some photos of Conall and Mom just prior to his lip repair surgery. Aside from seeing what a happy little guy he is, you can also see how his alveolar ridge (gum line) is virtually touching after having used the nasal alveolar molding (NAM) device.

Much thanks go to Trevor Lush, a very talented photographer in Ottawa, for capturing such beautiful shots. Sick Kids Hospital's cleft team decided to use one of them on their website and information brochures -- with Trevor's permission, of course. Conall, you're famous dude! ;)

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