Sunday, January 24, 2010

The good, the bad, and the ugly

The good:
Ian has NO cavities! As many if you know, kids with clefts are 70% more likely to get cavities. This was amazing news. He went to the dentist a couple weeks ago and did such a great job; he sat in the cleaning chair without shedding any tears. The dentist said we were doing a great job and to continue to brush 3 times a day. He also said as long as we brush shortly after, there is no harm in Ian having sweets. And I was worried the whole time!

The bad:
Ian will be having either a pharyngeal flap or sphincter pharyngoplasty to "establish velopharyngeal competence". The procedure will be done on March 5 along with a second set of tubes. After a visit to the speech pathologist at Scottish Rite, the doctor decided it best for Ian's speech. We're, of course, hesitant because he's already been through two surgeries, but we hope it's the right choice in the long run. 

The ugly:

Okay, maybe not too ugly.

For MLK day we all went to the zoo. This was Ian's first trip. Of course he loved it! And we loved seeing his little face light up when he saw the animals.

Pretty flamingos.

The cutest lion there!

The cousins!


Tara said...

congrats on no cavities Mom!

Joy Howse said...

Ian will be in my prayers as surgery day approaches for health and then for easy recovery. hooray for no cavities!! And I agree, cutest little lion in the picture. :)

Tara said...

I LOVE Crocs. They are all Ramsey wears in the summer b/c they are so easy to get on and off and he can do them by himself. Thay stay on his just fine. Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you I saw some of your items on Etsy and they are really cute!