Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Prayers Please!

As we close out 2008 and go into 2009, I desperately ask for your prayers for our little Ty. He is scheduled for palate surgery in Chicago on Monday, January 5th. We ask that you pray for complete health, clear weather and an easy recovery. We have been told the recovery is harder then the surgery itself. Ty will be syringe fed for 10 days along with wearing "No-No's" or elbow restraints for 10 days. We have been practicing feeding him with a syringe and I am not worried about that. Ty is an index finger sucker when he is tired and his is our main concern as this will not be a source of comfort for him. Please keep him in your prayers. We have been "hibernating" for a while so we do not expose him to any harmful germs, but we are tired of this lifestyle. The idea of having to postpone surgery for a runny nose or anything else and hibernating any more is really discouraging. We will keep you up to date as what happens.


The Wanderers' Daughter said...

May his surgery be easy and his recovery complete! Q had her palate done before her final lip surgery (which will be in the spring). The recovery from the palate surgery is, indeed, difficult and long. HOWEVER...Q was drinking from a syringe just seconds out of the surgery room, and was on the silicone nipple by day two. She had no trouble eating from a bottle or soft sippy cup, and it did not appear to hurt her. In fact, it was quickly much easier for her to eat, since she could immediately form suction with her new palate. We were warned that since her cleft was very wide, we should expect fistulas to open which would have to be repaired in the next surgery. She has had no openings. Her palate healed beautifully, and she can make all her vowel sounds (though she doesn't have all her consonants yet since her lip has not been completely connected).
I hope this helps! It's amazing how quickly they bounce back.

-Sheri said...

I"ll be praying for little Ty. Our Ty had his repair in Oct. It is a rough recovery but it will all be worth it. The doctor had said the first 36 hrs are the roughest and at about hour 30 there was a huge turning point. It was like a switch had been flicked on.
There is a great group called adoptcleft on yahoo groups if you're not already a member. There is great info and support there.
Sheri (a friend of Jennifer odom)

Alyson and Ford said...

We send our prayers for Ty and his parents. May the Lord's blessings always be upon your family...
All our love.

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