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.

September 30, 2011

We've Done This Before (another round of tubes)

Conall went in to hospital today for another tube insertion.  He had been complaining of pain and difficulty hearing and we learned he had another impacted tube.  There was a concern of damage to his eardrum, so we got in quickly.  Conall was a real trooper (as always).  This time around was a bit more scary for him since he could recall the pain and discomfort of the last time.  He also had trouble keeping anything he drank down after, so we had to stay really late to be sure he was OK.  No matter how simple the surgery, I always feel so bad for him... tough on mom too.