Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Long Awaited Update

This Picture was taken 3 weeks to the day after the surgery. Beau is healing quite well. In my last post I had mentioned we would be seeing Dr. Wong for Beaus 9 day post-op. We brought a few concerns up with Dr. Wong and he assured us Beau was healing EXACTLY the way he wanted him too.
One concern of ours was, if you look closely at Beaus upper lip, you will see how the muscle is hard and drawn up, pulling part of the lip with it. I thought maybe a stitch was pulled to tight causing it to look this way. Dr. Wong explained how he performed the surgery and what he was trying to accomplish. Under the nose there is two lines that go down to the lip. Beaudrick was fortunate enough to have enough muscle tissue to make his second line. Since the muscle was disturbed, it tightened up leaving the appearance of a red bump. The lip is also pulled tight due to that same tight muscle. Once the muscle relaxes (in up to 4 months) the lip with drop into a perfect "cupids bow". Dr. Wong told us he would look perfect with just a thin (if even noticeable)scar. Of course we thought he was perfect even before his surgery. Dr. Wong also told us to stop stressing and just wait for the end results. In the meantime, Beaudrick eats far better then ever. He is less gassy and a much happier baby. We're enjoying falling in love all over again.

1 comment:

  1. He looks wonderful!! (as always). it is so hard as a mommy to not stress about every little thing and wonder what the end result will be. I still (10 months out from surgery) have to remind myself that the repair is a work in progress as he grows and the scar lightens. Some days it looks better then others, but Aiden and Beau are beautiful just the way God made them. Glad to hear he is eating great, makes Mommy's job much easier. :) have a blessed day.