Can I ask why your daughter needed a second surgery? My daughter had her repair in April of 09 and just this week we have noticed liquids coming from her nose. I'm going to call plastics this week, until then I wanted to see if this was a sign of a problem?
: With my daughters' first palate surgery she
: stayed overnight in hospital (she had a
: trach and g-tube, so no breathing or eating
: issues). She was pretty out of it that
: night, then better when we went home. She
: didn't even mind the restraints.
: Her second surgery she stayed 2 nights and
: done great. She only drank and ate sherbert
: while she was in the hospital. Ate soft
: pureed things for about 2 weeks or so. Only
: used the restraints at night because she was
: 3 then and didnt stick things in her mouth.
: Email me if you have any more questions.
: Hope this helps and I will be praying for
: you both.
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: My 21month old daughter has prs and is
: scheduled for her soft cleft palate repair
: in 2 weeks. If anyone has any suggestions,
: tips advice or experiences that would be of
: any help, just to give me an idea of what we
: are in for and how long the hospital stay
: is. We have weaned the pacifer and I know
: she will not be allowed any solid food and
: will be wearing arm splints, we are leaving
: her g-tube in until after the surgery even
: though she has been drinking thick liquids
: now for 4 months. I am just very nervous,
: she had severe sleep apnea until she had her
: adenoids removed in Sept. then moderate
: sleep apnea in November and was cleared for
: the surgery by her pulmonologist, although
: her plastic surgeon wanted to wait a few
: more months to let her grow. Any advice
: would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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