Friday, April 11, 2008

No more tape...ever!

The tape is completely off as of 10 days post-op and we could not be happier with the results! We are using Vitamin E on the scars, which look pretty minimal. We go for post-op with Dr. Williams Thursday and it is then we will schedule Ian's palate surgery.

Please keep us all in your prayers, as Ian still has a long way to go. Specifically, he has been having trouble sleeping both day and night. Where he used to be on a schedule and fell asleep easily, he is now practically screaming anytime he gets sleepy. Hopefully this will pass, but please pray for us to have the necessary patience and for Ian to feel more at ease.


Darcy said...

He looks amazing!!! God is so good!

I know recovery and adjusting is rough. I'll continue to be praying things get better soon!

The Ski's said...

He is BEAUTIFUL, Mary. What a sweetie. We will continue to cover your family in prayer. We hope things get better super soon for you all. We understand what it is like with a cranky baby....Reid is quite fussy and colicky (hopefully getting better soon). We will pray that things start to get back to normal for you all. Ian is such a doll. His lip just looks amazing!!!! Take care....

Erica2204 said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm praying for Ian to feel better. It makes me sad to think he's feeling bad and in pain. I know it has to be so hard on you two as well (you would rather it be you and not him)and I love you! Let me know if you need anything.

HeatPete said...

Ian is looking good. What a tough little man. At Church we are starting a series called "live like you were dying." They talked a lot about how much we worry today, and I kept thinking about how much I worry about Abigail and her cleft buddies. There are two versus that our church touch on lately. The first is about worrying where Jesus us telling us not to worry:
The whole passage is Matthew 6:25-34 but I will only quote 34:
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

The other passage is about having endurance, but also touches on having "a cloud" of friends that we have created through these blogs:
Hebrews 12:1-2:
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

I just wanted to share these with you and I hope you find them encouraging. God is good and has you all in His hands. We are praying you.

DrakeRabon said...

I created an account just to leave some comments.
Ian was already amazingly cute with his NAM or whatever the lip device-thingy was.
But now he is just unbelieveably cute!
My mom, my dad, and I have kept him in our prayers.
God certainly does answer them.