Saturday, July 12, 2008

Meet the new Alfrelina

(Scroll down to see the "before" surgery picture.)

Alfrelina- or "lena" is doing wonderfully! The cleft lip repair went well and Dr. H. did the most amazing job. We can't even believe how perfect her little nose and lips are!

Lena will use a syringe to eat for the next three weeks. And typically she wears special wraps on her arms to keep her from putting her hands in her mouth. (Which she hates of course.)

Next week Lena goes back to the hospital to have her sutures removed and tubes in her ears. Between 10-12 months of age she will have her cleft palate repaired. We have to wait to see what is the best timing for this to happen, right now she is 6 months old.

Thanks for all your kind thoughts, well wishes and prayers for Little Lena.


Nadia said...

wow!! she looks a totally different baby! what a sweetie!

One Crowded House said...

what a little sweetie! Praying she heals quickly!!