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.

June 13, 2012

Palate Expaaaaander

The quad helix has done its work.  Dr Cohen, the orthodontist, says Conall's mouth is likely ready for his bone graft surgery.  He will consult with Conall's plastic surgeon in Toronto and we'll be hearing soon.  All indications are that Conall will have his surgery in the fall.  Dr. Fisher will remove some bone from Conall's hip and graft it into the space where his cleft is.  My denial that Conall will have this surgery is getting less and less easy to keep up...

3 months before